Charl JF Cilliers

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

Dream - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

The image of a journey
I must make

as old as history’s hoof beats
in the night before I wake

the moon’s flag fluttering over
weather-beaten coats of arms

yet all the doors
in village after village barred

like live men’s eyes:
roads laid down by human hands,

the hoof beats crossing
bridges over streams,

the heart incessantly keeps singing
its own song

singing its journey towards the weariness
of greetings that are last farewells.

Topic(s) of this poem: dream

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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