Serene flotation

(dz and vem)

A catch anticipated

Light drips
from summer skies
Winds rip
through river valleys
Gulls sip
fish from the sea
Life liquid,
viscous flows
in worried waves,
in silence wonders
where it goes.

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