Dragon spell

(for Faye)

Duanwu jie 2022

Leave the bark
to the tree
the root
to the earth
In the kiss of the wind
comes the heart’s rebirth

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..