Monthly Archives: February 2016

On receiving the news

Photo: De Waal Venter   On receiving the news He felt incandescent so he dropped an ice-cube in his white wine to cool it down a bit. . As he imbibed the wine, he struggled to rid himself of the … Continue reading

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Rain in the suburb

Photo; De Waal Venter Rain in the suburb . Rain steps into the garden, paces softly past the vegetable beds, pauses under the trees, looks up at the milky white belly of the sky. . It bends down to look … Continue reading

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What a wonderful world

Photographic: De Waal Venter       What a wonderful world The professional poet sat down at his computer desk to write a poem. . The only evocative word that came to his mind was splash. . It had a … Continue reading

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The theory that stuck in everybody’s mind

Photos: De Waal venterVenter The theory that stuck in everybody’s mind Everything is sticks, according to The Theory of Sticks, put forward by Professor Stix Booy. . You are sticks, I am Stix, the moon is sticks, so is the … Continue reading

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Tranströmer by sy vuurherd

  Eldklotter Tomas Tranströmer Under de dystra månaderna gnistrade mitt liv till bara när jag älskade med dig. Vuurkrabbels Gedurende die duister maande was daar lig in my lewe net in ons liefdespel. Soos die vuurvlieg skyn en verdoof, skyn … Continue reading

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Tomas Tranströmer in Afrikaans

Foto: De Waal Venter Många steg Thomas Tranströmer Ikonerna las i jorden med ansiktet uppåt och jorden trampades till …………. Baie voetstappe Ikone lê in die grond, gesigte boontoe en die grond word weer vasgetrap deur wiele en skoene, deur … Continue reading

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Body language

Photographic: De Waal Venter   Body language His hands to her hands, his face to her face, body to body they talk about the river and its smooth dark mud, about the trees that proudly hold out their thorns in … Continue reading

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