Charl JF Cilliers

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

Aplopelia Larvata - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

When I was young
I learned from books
the names of birds,
those creatures
of both earth and air.

And I was so confused
by all that knowledge
till on a path by chance
one late afternoon I heard
the song of a lonely lemon dove.

Topic(s) of this poem: lessons of life

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015



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