Charl JF Cilliers

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

Seeing A Dolphin - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Nearby you see him in air
cavorting in twistings of light

that part of him that you share
in a brief unusual flight.

But he falls back into the deep
and waters close over him there

where his secrets are larger than sleep
and distances far from the shore.

You try to keep what you saw
of him there in a moment so brief

a moment you think of as yours.

But gone is the shape in the light
growing fainter than your belief

that you know what was there in that one
brief moment in dazzling sun.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Verse

Comments about Seeing A Dolphin by Charl JF Cilliers

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/11/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    you have painted the poem with beautiful words and heartfelt thoughts, the poem is superb. (Report) Reply

    Charl Cilliers (11/11/2015 11:38:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Shakil!

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  • Liza Sudina (11/11/2015 7:50:00 AM)

    we always want to catch the beauty! great! (Report) Reply

    Charl Cilliers (11/11/2015 8:08:00 AM)

    Thanks, Liza!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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