Monthly Archives: December 2015

Feet of clay

Photo: De Waal Venter Feet of clay I smell the earth, the fecund odour of water and growth. . From the soil the lettuce lifts what it needs to create its brittle curly green leaves. The tomato sucks up the … Continue reading

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Time travel

Photo: De Waal Venter Time travel Oxen move forward with a slow and steady gait. Behind them the wagon with me, my wife, my children. . The one ox is called Monday, the other one May. Another one is called … Continue reading

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A drop in the ocean

Photo: De Waal Venter A drop in the ocean Water particles, skydivers in free fall, drift together and take hands, become a sphere that reflects the clouds above, the hoarse blue of the sea rushing nearer. . It shapes into … Continue reading

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Some of the light

Photo: De Waal Venter Some of the light Some of the light came through the glass to show me the face of the young girl. . Some of the light stayed behind. . What would that reveal? Who is behind … Continue reading

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Neruda se ode aan klere

Oda al traje Cada mañana esperas, traje, sobre una silla que te llene mi vanidad, mi amor … 50 Ode aan klere Elke oggend wag julle klere, op ’n stoel vir my ydelheid, my liefde my hoop, my liggaam om … Continue reading

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Twee haikoe

Fotografika: De Waal venter Twee haikoe Die lug tril van voëls, dringende boodskap aan ons; leef saam of verdwyn. ……. Maan vas in takke, netnou vlieg sy maklik uit; hinasse hic enda thu.

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Dressing for real

Photographic: De Waal venter DRESSING FOR REAL We are waking up, and shrug of the shirts, blouses, trousers and dresses we wore on that side of sleep. We dress in clothes that don’t turn into feathery wings, drain off into … Continue reading

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