Charl JF Cilliers

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

Who Would Not Gladly - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Who would not
gladly cast off
like a chrysalis
this obtect body
hard and stiff
with the formality
of customary years
if they could know
there was
in them all
ready rustling flights of wings.

Topic(s) of this poem: immortality

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015

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