Charl JF Cilliers

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

Immortality (Am I A Man Who Dreamt Of Being A Butterfly...? Zuangzi) - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

I slept and dreamt
of immortality

deathly as pinpicks
of butterflies
on trays under
suffocating glass

eternally colourful
wings that could

not would
not

move

(a short distance from
the hospital bed
someone was opening
a window onto meadows
and cool breezes)

and tears
of mortality
were falling
and the rain.

Topic(s) of this poem: immortality

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 10, 2015


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