Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘n Pouse van Octavio Paz

Intervalo Octavio Paz Arquitecturas instantáneas sobre una pausa suspendidas, aparaciones no llamadas (Uit: Arbol adentro) Pouse   Meteens argitekture hangend oor ‘n pouse verskynsels onbenoemd en ongedink, windvorms, vormloos soos tyd en soos tyd, verdwene. Gemaak van tyd, is hulle … Continue reading

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Noodsaaklikhede

Noodsaaklikhede Soenende walvisse frustreer filmregisseurs omdat hulle kameras onder water verdrink. Een regisseur, Elize Brandt, verfilm nou wasgoed aan die draad; ‘n ander een, Boeta Smith, konsentreer op ou rugbystewels; en Lucky Ndlovu maak ‘n film oor inkopiestrokies. Alles is … Continue reading

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Logical reality caught in flagrante delicto

Logical reality caught in flagrante delicto   Unctuously the shampoo pulls slow, soft hands through the hair. With an angry screech the tyres of the motorcycle bite into the gritty black tarmac. It is a dove, not a woman whose … Continue reading

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Born in the RSA

Born in the RSA   Twenty generations ago in the sixteenth century CE, Europe was discovering itself and the rest of the world. I was in the making then, the genes that would culminate in me. were put together from … Continue reading

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Follow the instructions

Follow the instructions Take the stone in your left hand. Make sure it is the right size, the one I told you about earlier. Take the other stone in your right hand – you are right-handed, I assume. If you … Continue reading

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Gunnar Ekelöf in Afrikaans

blommorna sover i fönstret och lampan stirrar ljus och fönstret stirrar tanklöst ut i mörkret utanför tavlorna visar själlöst sitt anförtrodda innehåll och flugorna står stilla på väggarna och tänker Gunnar Ekelöf*     Die blomme   die blomme dut … Continue reading

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Octavio Paz se tuin

Jardines errantes Octavio Paz Entre la nieve y el terrón fusco, el pino y el cacto … Wandelende tuine Tussen die sneeu en die donker kluite, die den en die kaktus, tussen die begraafde woorde van die digter Ekelöf en … Continue reading

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