Where country kids spring (Photo: Faye Sarras)

To fields and villages flowers flow
from high mountains slopes below
Where country kids spring
Swallows, thrushes and crickets sing
Hand in hand Earth’s sisters dance
Morning mist makes nature’s skirts
By twilight lovers find their nests
Bees and birds that take their rest.

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..