Charl JF Cilliers

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

The Owl People - For Daleen Kruger ('en Al Die Ander Uilmense Wat Lig Anderkant Die Donkerte Soek.. Daleen Kruger') - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

They who are hidden, from afar
can hear
what no one else hears.

For longings larger than grief
theirs are wings softer than fur
sight boundless as belief.

They sit in the sunlight of stars
till a sound’s shape appears.

Then, in the spark of an eye,
seize the shape, take it apart

only to find grief’s tiny cries lie
in the tree-hollow dark of the heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: metaphysical

Form: Verse


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015



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