Autumn moon

Lift the spirit (Photo:  Faye Sarras)

Oh. lunar lamp lift the spirit,
for darkness is much less
than the absence of light.
Adjusting our eyes,
within and without
Facts seizing, appraising,
Listening, even tasting
we can lose our fright.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..