Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shoes

Photographic: De Waal Venter Shoes . Shoes hold the feet of their wearers, like hands holding precious stones. . Men stand in them, women walk in them, children run in them. . They are where the human being begins, where … Continue reading

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Kwatryn: Net lig

Photographic: De Waal Venter   Kwatryn: Net lig Deur die vensters val die lig, skarrel oor die vloer, die bed waar die twee die koue vingers voel van plig wat hulle aanpor al langs wewinge van die lewensnet.

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Sleep ending

Photographic: De Waal Venter .   Sleep ending . All he could see in the early morning light was the wide, sweeping hill of her forehead. It was smooth like sleep, it rested with the stillness of a landscape. Gradually … Continue reading

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Measure

Photo: De Waal Venter Measure It is measured by the shadow line on the sundial as it moves glibly over the Roman figures from six to six; measured by the cogs turning the hands of the hunter watch on the … Continue reading

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Just past half past

Photographic: De Waal Venter   Just past half past Hold on tightly to this ribbon of sunlight unrolled on the floor. It is your guideline for today. Draw it slowly through your fingers, feel its puppy tummy warmth, taste its … Continue reading

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Convention of letters

Convention of letters . At the convention the letter A was chosen to chair the meeting as she was first in the alphabet. The letter O had a lot to say and his mouth was rarely shut. The letters T … Continue reading

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I saw Mona across the room

I saw Mona across the room . She moved across the room with the grace of a silken spinnaker responding to the urging of a breeze. . Her arm lifted liquidly, each of her fingers the first notes of unforgettable … Continue reading

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Tranströmer haikoe

  Foto: De Waal Venter Löven viskade: ett vildsvin spelar orgel. Och klockorna slog . Die blare fluister: ’n wildevark speel orrel en die klokke lui. … Twee naaldekokers stewig in mekaar gepas fladder hier verby. …… God is teenwoordig. … Continue reading

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Dialogue between black and white

Photographic: De Waal Venter   Dialogue between black and white . Pen: . Ink creates areas where the white background is meaningless, the dark marks signal meaning. . Paper: . Dark marks are meaningless if they are not made visible … Continue reading

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Fruitful

Photographic: De Waal Venter Fruitful . Avocado earth, my feet stand on you. Apricot sun stream unending orange light on our hands, our heads. Watermelon land what secret waters are lying redly in your stomach – onion home, I live … Continue reading

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