Charl JF Cilliers

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

Late Afternoon Mist Descends On Yzerfontein - For Lielie - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Like a blur of words a thick mist covers
the usually sharp-edged images of the town.

Stragglers with their catches hover
in the harbour mouth, strewn

like autumn leaves blown
across water. Some tossed

off course by mist, in the north-west wind
are for the moment lost.

As I am, watching from my window
on the world. I, too, cannot hear

Dassen’s horn muffled in mist-filled air,
even though it is so near

and normally a clear
and present warning.

Outside the heart’s harbour poems hover
waiting for the warm mist-lifting morning.

Topic(s) of this poem: creativity

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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