Charl JF Cilliers

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

Closing On Reality - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

In the thick dust
the hawk’s eye closes:
its reality
is gone.

Mine, behind
a closed eye
lingers on.

I see the image
of the hawk
in the tree

it sits there
still

though dust
and hawk and tree
are gone

to be
of me
changed vividly
still sitting there
with hawk and dust and tree.

Topic(s) of this poem: metaphysical

Form: Verse


Comments about Closing On Reality by Charl JF Cilliers

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/4/2015 8:40:00 AM)


    well- expressed poem, well-composed, i like it, thanks for sharing, (Report) Reply

    Charl Cilliers Charl Cilliers (11/4/2015 10:43:00 AM)

    Thank you, Shakil!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015



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