Monthly Archives: April 2015

What is the question?

What is the question? The question is what. What is it that makes you read this. What is in it for us. The question is what is it that makes my watch tick, not to forger what makes me. What … Continue reading

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We don’t steal butter

We don’t steal butter* If butterflies could talk, they would probably have a lot to say about the insides of flowers, and the deep-spectrum colours that humans cannot see. They would discuss the many types of nectar available in their … Continue reading

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Life punctuation

Life punctuation After the comma life went on, much as before. Time passed until one day everything came almost to a complete standstill; a semicolon. After a rather lengthy anxious time, life went on much as before, albeit at a … Continue reading

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Our watched lives Cogs mesh and turn regularly they turn and keep turning. Within each stretch of time within each turn, we make a living from turn to turn, we expand a smile, we form a word, we unfurl a … Continue reading

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Light conversation

Light conversation You are always bathing in light, even at night you sleep in light swirling around you, bouncing off your forehead, springing back from anything it contacts. Some of it goes to rest in the tangled molecules of wood, … Continue reading

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Embodied

Embodied The fertilised egg divides into two cells. They each divide, four cells divide again. and again, and again. A hollow ball of cells form, it shapes into a tube. On one side a cord forms that runs the whole … Continue reading

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Fotografika: De Waal Venter Uit: Klanger och spor Portret met kommentaar Porträt med kommentar Tomas tranströmer Hier is ’n portret van ’n man wat ek geken het – hy sit by ’n tafel met die koerant oop voor hom. Die … Continue reading

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Hulde aan Tomas Tranströmer. 15 April 1932 – 26 Maart 2015

Uit: Lied (Sång) Elegie Tomas Tranströmer Ek maak die eerste deur oop. Dit is ‘n groot sonverligte kamer. ’n Swaar motor ry verby in die straat en laat die porselein rittel. Ek maak die tweede deur oop. Vriende! Julle het … Continue reading

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Free kite

Free kite A red kite is surfing the air high above the park. Trees look like potted plants, dogs like fleas on the green grass. People are dotted about, mostly heads with feet poking out when they walk. The kite … Continue reading

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