Everyday bull’s day

(Meitian de gongniu jia)

Face yet another day

Tough and still standing,
feet firmly on the clay,
from the high range alone
to the midst of hot stone,
yet this one will face yet another day.
Rough with will, no thought astray,
among the strange still at home
nature’s spirits borne even at play.

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..