Charl JF Cilliers

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

Storm Hawk - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Its eye is a steep cliff,
steeper than driving rain;
holds nothing of treacheries
of if – only the necessities of now –
the contemplation of the fall;
braces to the immediate blows of wind,
undercuts of lightning flashes;
beyond shelter and certainty
surges into the moment
with not even a glance at the grave
stones at the foot of earth’s precipice.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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