a lost island
as ancient times
would have it

a lost island
in apartheid times
designated and separated

Radio Atlantis
has risen like
that legendary bird

a 20-year journey
sometimes a slog
a hike a trudge not
your average walk
in the eco-park

Radio Atlantis
community radio
in the early days
of our democracy

not yet 21
in traditional-speak
though of age
it has come
punching above
its own weight

Hail Radio Atlantis
its youthful volunteers
and the Children’s Radio Foundation

All is not lost

A somewhat ancient ditty by folk songster Donovan comes to mind (“Radio Atlantis, a 20-year trek”, Cape Times, November 12 2015).