Michael Keeling returned to Cape Town after sixty years abroad, practising veterinary surgery in England for forty of those years.
Rhyme began in letter-writing to his father when separated during the 39/45 war, and he has difficulty in keeping up with modern poetry trends.
Playing fields and courts have given way to a comfortable armchair in front of the television set.
Daydreamer and romantic he lives, peacefully enough, with Angela Prew, in a relationship which has outlasted the sands of time.
Photograph supplied by Paul Wise