Climbing

(for AT)

In mountains life (Photo: Faye Sarras)

Worries into wonders rise
Withdrawing waves decline
Ascends the seabed amass
Summits seen, yet to define.
From Earth‘s molten deep
Volcanic blown the surface glass
Hearts contained to be strengthened
In mountains life to be lengthened

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..