Charl JF Cilliers

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

Lone Figure - For Joshanne - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Where a lone figure strides
along the wide empty

rim of the sea a gull
holds the sun’s

shell
in its beak

from the sea’s womb
from the tide’s

broken tomb
a hermit crab crawls

into the dropped empty
shell of the sun

and with its huge claw
closes the door.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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