Dreams repeating

(In Anhui)

In a dream

Geese flying south
A feathered arrow
In the night sky.
Snow left behind.
The reeds and lakes await.
Now I am in a dream
the winter’s end I find,
the dream before I know

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..