Charl JF Cilliers

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

Involuntary Giving - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Autumn confirms
the less-than-perfect
as the most endearing,
as chaste reluctance
moves unnoticed to
involuntary giving.

Spring never brought
a blemish to your candid gaze,
never attached any poignancy
to a naked glance.

And summer was too much
engaged in blossoming
to know that imperfections would bring
the tenderest, most haunting of all wantings.

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Involuntary Giving by Charl JF Cilliers

  • Liza Sudina (11/11/2015 7:35:00 AM)


    Oh! it is extremely BEAUTIFUL!
    and this - brings hope and light through everything! -
    imperfections would bring
    the tenderest, most haunting of all wantings.
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    Charl Cilliers (11/11/2015 8:15:00 AM)

    I am humbled, Liza!
    Charl

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015



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