Sentido do Solimões

In the rivers of desire (Photo: RMM)

So you
whose hands
shells, sand and sea
have touched
whose eyes
swim in the rivers
of desire
whose heart
the silent caresses
beneath the waves
does share
only water
only wings
to you the breath
of love can bring.

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..