Charl JF Cilliers

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

Birds On A Wire - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Truth is not something one can easily share.

Who would think there could be beauty there:
black smudgy annotations stirring
on long loops of sagging shining wires:

then, as if on cue, choirs
of musical notes went winging
away into the unmusical air.

I heard only the insistent word…Where…?

Why? Why? did you not hear
me say quickly, come quickly – over here

Topic(s) of this poem: communication

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015



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