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 also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..