Charl JF Cilliers

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

Swimming Under Water - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Swimming slowly just below
the surface: there where dazzling
colours have a hazily muted glow
I lazily bring
my eyes to focus on
the world above
me, beyond the water’s neon
flickerings as I move
around a sudden underwater space
trying to resolve
magical pictures that are all askew:

for a brief while
I watch the flickering show
in a bent world that seems as new
as a child’s smile
on an old man’s face.

Topic(s) of this poem: reality

Form: Verse

Comments about Swimming Under Water by Charl JF Cilliers

  • (11/6/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    Superb flight of imagery. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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