Charl JF Cilliers

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

Musing Magician - For Meritxell - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

I hesitate to bestow
on you what is dark
as joy, a moving glow
across the sky: lark

of light bright
as the burnished coin of the sun
spun through the air till out of sight
over the horizon

a coin I could magically retrieve
from behind your ear:
briefly, joyfully making you believe
in what you never thought to see or hear:

because there will come a time, I fear,
when driven you will turn to me and say:
How was it that you took my artlessness away?

Topic(s) of this poem: children

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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