And sleep divided (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Neither less nor more
Of emerald sea or azure shore
Expanding space illuminated
Seeds and sediment accelerated
Finding growth in spring affinity
Passion traded for equanimity
Waking half and sleep divided
Joy in sustenance confided.

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..