(Greater Cold)

Departing again (Photo: Faye Sarras)

In returning melodies
infants‘ ears repeat
Till each face a song awaits
Arm with legs at length compete
Brains and bosoms wont be late
Mothers‘ tenderness slightly strained
Watching their children‘s growing pains
Eager return, departing again.

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..