Charl JF Cilliers

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

Encounter - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

we passed each other
in the open veld’s anonymity
at a place with many names
or no name at all
two figures walking, each
carrying his own stuff

“Where are you from? ”

The silent question
circled us
as we unmindfully circled
a silence of common ground
two figures passing
each other by
at a distance
without a word.

Topic(s) of this poem: social comment

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015



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