(for AT)

The chilling shore (Photo: Faye Saras)

Another precious plate be brought
While through attentive eyes and ears
Many critical lines are wrought
Terrific be the chilling shore
where one right hand once
Labouring broke Argentia‘s door
Hands performing duty loyal
Endow critical thought with virtue royal.

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..