Monthly Archives: May 2015

On track

On track His wheels push against the inner rims of the tracks. Guided, he spurts ahead, slow down when necessary, stop occasionally, then speed ahead again. There are signals ahead; which track to take? He rumbles across to take the … Continue reading

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That type of politician

CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE That type of politician They brandish their personalities in the faces of people sitting in chairs, in meetings where discussions are winds that blow unevenly over the barren plains of the hours. They skirmish adroitly … Continue reading

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Light converstaion

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

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Pendulum When the chariot swings low past me I can get in if I choose to. This time I let it pass and it swings up higher and higher past low-earth orbit into inter-planetary space. It swings into the Oort … Continue reading

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Die magiese van die alledaagse

Vir baie digters en kunstenaars is daar nie juis ‘n skeiding tussen die “alledaagse” en die “magiese” nie. Daarom praat party van hulle van die “magiese van die alledaagse”. Die foto hierby is van drie “alledaagse” dinge: ‘n tamatie, ‘n ui en ‘n … Continue reading

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Tranströmer in die winter

Längs radien Tomas Tranströmer Met die radius langs I Die ysbelaaide rivier straal in die son hier is die wêreld se dak stilte. Ek sit op ’n omgekeerde boot en drink die dwelm van stilte wat sag spin. II ’n … Continue reading

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I have no idea what a poem is Three

Three I have no idea what a poem is Is it by any chance a woven basket that contains the fruits of careful thought, or is it a flame that lives only in the oxygen of a reader’s mind? It … Continue reading

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I have no idea what a poem is – Two

Two I have no idea what a poem is Is a poem compressed air that expands ezponentially when released, spreading odours of Camembert, tangerines, pencils, baby’s breath and steel? Or is a poem a vehicle in which one can travel … Continue reading

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I have no idea what a poem is

One I have no idea what a poem is It could be a kind of mental jam to be spread on the bread of mundane life; it could be a flood of tears in the form of words cried out … Continue reading

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Mind matters

Mind matters When things become too small to see, to feel or to hear, I sometimes still can smell them. I smell molecules. When things are even smaller, like atoms, protons, electrons, quarks, and still further things they can break … Continue reading

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