Statka Luka

(for Muni)

Sweet Harbour

In the mountains
I have not climbed
In the oceans
I have not crossed
hide the flowers
the corals
the coins
I have lost.
On the rivers
I have sailed
On the paths
I have walked
my hands
they still feel
the winds of my love
whose breath
cools our hands
even in distant lands.

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..