Rain routes

Striking after showers (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Rising illuminated
Closely inhabited
Striking after showers
These multi-windowed towers
An oasis of arboreal concrete
Caravans pass
apertures of glass
With no expectations to meet.

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..