Charl JF Cilliers

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

There Are Knives In The Wind - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

There are knives in the wind and the sea’s
slow sucking and thrusting rhythms
that tirelessly write on the sand

in the gestures
of those who, at times, casually stoop
to retrieve a memento or two

shells, driftwood, crusty sea creatures,
kelp, sometimes an ornament of stone
kept for countless soon-forgotten moments.

There are knives in the wind and the sea’s
hissing relentlessness
as it scribbles away on the ultimate silence of sand.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Free Verse


Comments about There Are Knives In The Wind by Charl JF Cilliers

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015



[Report Error]