Sorrow leave behind

All that in
thy dreams dispute
sunsets incomplete
messages unwritten
or unread
Memories never had
in ceremony too often sad
All that in
forms the smile or frown
unspoken feelings
closely held
with anger do dispense
sorrow leave behind
too blessed awake
fond consensus
there to find.

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..