Cape Town

You awake in the early morning sun
With cigarette buds and empty bottles
A dog that barks, and the birds that sing
The waves crashing on the beach, the harbour wall

Your streets fill with light, even in the shadows
Itís the buzz of a city, the individual collective
Itís the art, the poetry, and music within you
Your magical beauty triumphs civilisation

With your sails of freedom transcending society
The birth place of my mother tongue
Youíve inspired every facet, every tale
A witness of time, of a nation renewed

You awaken me from within with secret gifts
You feed my soul, and seduce my heart
You are the fuel for my inspiration
My interpretations a gift governed by you!

Poetry by Willem
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Written on 2017-10-28 at 10:22

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Kathy Lockhart
Luscious language makes vivid poetry!