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RB Campbell

Cape Town

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Recent poems

  • 20 Jan 2017

    Swimming

    At the interface
    Warm dark below, air above.
    Which way shall I go?

    20/1/2017

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  • 20 Jan 2017

    No easy way out

    Take a deep breath -
    Feel yourself expand out
    into the world.
    Arms and chest spread
    wide open,

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  • 20 Jan 2017

    Journey

    Curled up, sleeping
    on the car's floor:
    my mother's voice.
    No words I remember.
    Just her

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  • 20 Jan 2017

    Mountain fire haikus

    Roaring, breaking, waves
    of flame and turmoil of smoke
    wipe the blackboard clean.

    Was it all

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  • 20 Jan 2017

    Fishing story

    The fisherman stood on the wave-scrubbed sand
    and cast his line in the sea,
    with his upright

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  • 31 Dec 2016

    Fire

    The farmhouse squats, unharmed, below
    the grove of scorched gum trees.
    A long black stubbly

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