Wednesday, 1 July 2015

In praise of a sunset sea

in chest high tide,
facing seaward,
palms spread wide,
he raises the oars of his arms.
droplets trickle off them
in a splash of musical notes.

an evangelist of the waves,
he blesses the ginger sun,
slicing the clouds,
spicing the mountains
across the bay.
it sets on a lemongrass sea
adorned with hidden beings.

the yoga moon
full as a mantra,
golden as the roof
of a Tibetan temple
that clings to a cliff,
rises to illuminate the
shadows on his back.

gannets fly the sky
as the earth migrates.
the notes of this man’s song
soars with them, then stills
as the raked waves
become a Zen kelp garden
of a day’s end delight.



From: McGregor Poetry Anthology 2013

Published by African Sun Press in association with the McGregor Poetry Festival
ISBN number 978-0-620-62302-5


The Poet:


Dorian Haarhoff (1944- ) is a poet, story-teller and mentor, passionate about imaging innate creativity. He believes in the power of metaphor to create new ways of being. A former Professor of English, he has participated at Poetry Africa, SA and at a Poetry Festival in Colombia, South America. He has written seven volumes (Poemegranites the most recent) and recorded a poetry CD. His wordshops are based on his text The Writer’s Voice.