Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Aphasia - For Liesl - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

one day you
woke to a world

that spoke only
in images

in your mind
colourful birds

sang, soundless
as a tangle

of dreams.

as you slowly woke

you heard
down dim

corridors, as through
closed doors, sounds

that were still
open wounds

that needed to heal
into words.

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 7, 2015



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