Welcome to 'The duPs' - The website of Paul and Margaret du Plessis.
They are Salvation Army officers
Margaret is a former Medical Social Worker, Paul a physician.
They have served in Zambia, the United Kingdom, India, and their homeland of South Africa. Now, in retirement, they live in Bromley, in southeast London.
Their children, Catherine and Andre, and the wider family mean a lot to them. Placing Paul’s poems and other information on a website has been a family request for some years. Grandson, David, took on the project and became the website architect.
Please enjoy reading Paul's poems which reflect something of their faith and experiences.
Margaret has researched the life of Louisa Mary Tucker, the first wife of pioneer Indian missionary, Frederick Tucker.
Please use the menu on the left and the search function in the top right to navigate through the site.
Here is Paul's most recent poem:
- Written July 2015
To the sunlit meadow,
Field guide and check list
Just to make sure we know
Agrimony from columbine,
Corky fruited water dropwort
From Taraxacum officinale -
The simple dandelion.
Are these the lilies of the field
Arrayed in all their splendour
Who neither toil nor spin,
But with Homo sapiens
Share a maker
Who cares for all?
The Flower Walk by Friends of Jubilee Country Park