Monthly Archives: March 2016

A still life

Photo: De Waal Venter A still life . Dappled sunlight under the trees. A gnat shows itself briefly in a narrow channel of light. A beetle comes whirring in, makes a turn and exits. A very small breeze hesitantly touches … Continue reading

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Insight at a snail’s pace

Insight at a snail’s pace . His mind glides over the rough terrain of what can be perceived, his thoughts a glistening pathway of mucus. . Now open and vulnerable, the mind’s soft body moves ahead under its rippling underbelly … Continue reading

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All the same

Graphic: De Waal Venter   All the same . Two thoughts intersected and resulted in a third. This thought flew off like a bird. It settled down high in a camphor tree and looked down at the washing line. . … Continue reading

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Opaque window

Photo: De Waal Venter     Opaque window . Light has arrived through the opaque window; it walks around, peers into every corner. . Then it is finished. . It goes away to an unknown place. . More light enters … Continue reading

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Two thoughts

Graphic: De Waal Venter Two thoughts This thought is covered in tender fur; movement in the air – the fur waves languidly, the hands of a royal lady greeting the crowds. . The thought’s aroma reminds one of a dark … Continue reading

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Shakespeare never visited Cape Town

Sea Point Photo: De Waal Venter     Shakespeare never visited Cape Town When we fall down in Cape Town from the thinly populated sky in the passenger plane, there is no commotion, it is another routine flight. . The … Continue reading

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Hello happy sun

Photographic: De Waal Venter   Hello happy sun On one side of the semi-permeable membrane it is a watery world. On the other side salt sloshes in thick solution. Water pushes at the membrane, molecules force themselves through to the … Continue reading

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Thinking through

I have created a new blog called “Thinkingthrough“. The purpose of this blog is to provide a space where some of the aspects of reality can be thought through by myself, De Waal Venter, and any reader who wishes to … Continue reading

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Ravenous thoughts

Ravenous thoughts . They tore warm chunks out of the soft belly of the night, their teeth ran red with blood. The night did not stop, loped ahead, wounded, but alive. They wanted to feed their young with the dark … Continue reading

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Performing for a growing audience

Photo: De Waal Venter   Performing for a growing audience . A nonsense poem . It took the fish seven steps to reach the computer. The machine was switched on by an out-of-job actor who normally played romantic roles usually … Continue reading

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