Holding pattern

Into artful mountains (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Only sleeping makes the night
Seeing and hearing in abeyance
Will unneeded when sun makes light
Touching stars time be taken
Edges of diurnal dreams
Moulded into artful mountains
Caves whose dwellers soon awaken
To fish below in rapid streams

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..