Monthly Archives: September 2016

Salade de poulet de bébé

Hierdie slaai is geskep ter ere van my kleindogter Ana wat vandag verjaar. DE WAAL VENTER HET ’N NUWE SLAAI GESKEP! “Salade de poulet de bébé” oftewel “Babahoenderslaai”. Dit is ’n blog wat aan letterkunde gewy is is hierdie, maar by … Continue reading

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Standing inside a bell

Photo: De Waal Venter . Standing inside a bell . (A poem based on an Afrikaans idiom) . He stood on a drifting dot in the bell of a galaxy. Other dots glinted as they drifted. . There should be … Continue reading

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Language of bodies and mind

Language of bodies and minds . He touched her hand. . At that moment from him it flowed to her. Through his finger tips, through his palms. . She became aware of him; into her mind he walked and smiled … Continue reading

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Not writing a poem in 1964

Pierre-Auguste Renoir .   Not writing a poem in 1964 . I sat in the park at lunch time, quickly finished my sandwiches. Sunlight kept pouring down on everything and everyone. . It was everywhere; it seemed to be inside … Continue reading

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My old friend

Photographic: De Waal Venter My old friend . Good morning, word. . Dark. . Yes, you are doing a good job. You are as clear as daylight. You sound ominous. You sound lightless. . “Xerxes looked at the destruction of … Continue reading

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Who is conducting this opera?

The battle of salamis Who is conducting this opera? . My axons are singing as they work, dendrites hum together in a choir. I cannot replicate the melody unless I write it in music notes, and the rules are against … Continue reading

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César Vallejo in Afrikaans

César Vallejo Ágape . Vandag het niemand kom vra nie, en vanmiddag ook niks kom vra nie. . Ek het nie eers een begrafnisblom gesien in die vrolike optog van lig nie. Vergewe my Heer: die bietjie wat ek gesterf … Continue reading

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