On the Beach — Dennis Brutus
Seablue sky and steelblue sea
surge in cubist turbulence,
dissolve, reform in fluid light
and cadences of sandsharp breeze;
spindrift from sand-dunes tresses down
to inlets where rock-fragments shoal,
seaspray and statice distil the mood
salt-sweet, foamwhite, seaweed-brown.
All in this jagged afternoon
where rock, light, sand and sea-air sing,
brown hair and air-live skin complete
this transitory plenitude.
(From Logos Online: http://logosonline.home.igc.org/brutus.htm)
South African poet and political activist Dennis Brutus died in his sleep early on 26 December 2009 in Cape Town, aged 85.
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