The incessant seizing and ceasing
The city saw the sun soar so roaringly.
The soaring sun seemed to say,
“sadness shall cease to shine on the city”.
The sun saw his people smile and reciprocated,
with his rays of hope.
Sunshine keeps ceasing sunset in and out of season.
The sight of the sun saw nearing the sunset.
Sunshine grew and was since seized by sunset,
that the city saw him cease.
Sunset keeps ceasing sunshine in and out of season.
Sunshine and sunset birth, seize and cease each other.
In and out of season, not even the clouds can cease the two with gloom.
Like a dung beetle on its wheel,
the sun shines and the sun sets incessantly.
Musawenkosi Wiseman Nyembe is a Master of Education graduate from the University of Pretoria. His interest in English is literature, especially poetry. As a result, his research study is focused on the challenges faced by learners when studying poetry in English first additional language. His love for literature was instilled by the sight of his mother who read IsiZulu literature for enjoyment. Upon seeing his mother reading, he was inspired to be a reader, a poet and short story writer. At a young age, he developed love for English literature and then studied to become a teacher with majors in English language and Psychology. He is currently a school teacher and departmental head of English first additional language in senior and FET phases. He is also a member of the FET English FAL professional learning community of his district and he is involved in the assessment of English FAL for a cluster of schools in Soweto. Musawenkosi is passionate about literature, the symbolism used in it and always links symbols in literature with reality.