Goat grace

(for Faye)

Curious characters

Nibbling everywhere satisfied
Agile stepping far and wide
Curious characters
on narrow tracks
travel light
no kit on their backs
A thousand faces
kissed by the breeze,
a thousand paces
ascended with ease.

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..