Tender Evening

(in Huangshan)

Wishes wait for prayers (Photo:  Faye Sarras)

Threads life binding,
from feeling fibers woven,
wings and wishes wait for prayer,
morning dew borne by night air.
Journeys too with questions fraught
distances no need to measure
Fate between fingers still holding
as evening dreams begin unfolding.

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..