(for R)

Flaming stories

Brilliant stories fill the sky
All once flaming
In shadows stellar
on sea-washed feet.
Passion flowing with the tides
Powers solar our moon hides
Many worries, tear-filled eyes
Our souls taming
both truths and lies.
Cracking visions in our hands,
From hopes creating glass
from sand.

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..