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Thoughts after reading Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – After the War

Yesterday I felt heavy hearted after reading ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.  The words “What if?” and “Why?” echoing in my mind.  So many years, so much life wasted.  Today my mind has circled around the characters and situations and I now realise that the root of my mental discomfort were the words “After the War”.  These words opened most conversations between ... Read More »

6th Anniversary coming up

I’m posting this mainly to do a test blog. Keen to try it out, it seems that I registered 3 years ago and forgot that I had. I wrote this poem a few months after I met my husband. On 5th March we will have been married for 6 years. I am grateful That I didn’t have to wait another ... Read More »

COPE POETRY

Filled with a sense of expectation I wrote the following poem the day before the November convention.  The winds of change rustle the bushveld. Pregnant clouds herald a storm. Parched earth thirsts for fresh life. African sun prepares for new dawn Acacia woos the weary To rest in her spring clothed shade The dove sings in soft tones that peace ... Read More »