o correios azul e vermelho

(sma)

Home and Abroad

In letters freely folded
form inserted first in blue
pages filled with solar hues
captured, coloured from the soul
rapture retained, vineyards whole
when old ink long dried is read
parchment’s thirsty thoughts are spent
then tenderness red can be sent

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..