(Grain in Ear)

Sharing all nutritious features (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Soon the sun its summit reaches
Below the bounty we have sown
Since early spring planting strain
Now rapid reaping before rain
Growth abundant earthly creatures
Sharing all nutritious features
Collecting what’s this season grown
Food from knowledge nature teaches

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..