May Waltz

Music of the night
rises and falls.
All her life
whispered this clumsy woman
dreams within a crystal mind.
Time’s curtains open
for fleeting spring,
wordless, silent
as she ascends
the steps; the dance
where no one is abandoned
where no one departs
where growing
is also growing old.

Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the garden to the kitchen. 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 Faye Sarras and T P Wilkinson.