Monthly Archives: November 2014

Jy vat my

Jy vat my Andra Volschenk Jou hande vorm my – die lemoene van my borste, my rug se ligging, die lang rant anderkant die boord, jou hande hou my enkels die lang stele van rose, jou hande rus op die … Continue reading

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Physiology of faith

Physiology of faith Pastor Francolin Steyn realised that he was a biological machine. He knew that his bodily functions were controlled by intermeshing waves of enzymes and intermittent hormones. His muscles were mechanically efficient, he realised, making use of organic … Continue reading

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Short poem

Short poem They asked Jane to bring the word “short” to the lounge of the exclusive men’s club that nowadays had as many woman members as male members. Jane seated the word in an overstuffed leather chair and introduced it … Continue reading

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Seeing is only part of it

Seeing is only part of it His glasses censor the world for him. Light is bent carefully to focus the face of the woman on his retina. The line of her nose runs like the sweep of a swallow’s wing. … Continue reading

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The Maynard effect

The Maynard effect There was one particular oxygen atom that Doctor Maynard was particularly fond of. She kept it in a specially designed test tube and often spent some time with it. The atom was just like all other oxygen … Continue reading

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Octavio Paz in Afrikaans

Uit: Dias habiles 1938-1961 Niña   Octavio Paz   Entre la tarde que se obstina y la noche ques se acumula hay la Mirada de una niña. Meisie Tussen die aand wat traag kom en die nag wat aankom is … Continue reading

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Note left by the rain

Note left by the rain Rain is walking slowly through the garden. It stops at the patch where I planted lettuce and bends down to finger one of the small leaves lightly. Rain peeks into the rain meter and smiles. … Continue reading

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