Chushu

(End of heat)

At end of heat (Photo: Faye Sarras)

In vapor aerial visions hung
Weightless without fastening
So the blue and white are one
Lenses for eyes while listening
Senses combined and yet confusing
Diaphragms for ears when seeing
Colours and sounds of summer meet
Then dissipate at end of heat.

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..