Aqueous compass

(for R)

Sunlight diving

Twilight thought
turns the distant stars
to leaves
the dimming day
to trees
Sunlight diving
to the sand
between the toes
winding in the wind
thoughts go teeming
beneath the waves
behind fish aglow
in oceanic caves.

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..