Monthly Archives: January 2017

A whale of a time

A whale of a time . I am cutting open the huge body. As the skin opens behind the sharp flensing blade like the wake of a boat, I can see the yellowish, featureless blubber that cover the creature from … Continue reading

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Seeing is only part of it

Seeing is only part of it His glasses censor the world for him. Light is bent carefully to focus the face of the woman on his retina. The line of her nose runs like the sweep of a swallow’s wing. … Continue reading

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Pedro Serrano in Afrikaans

Chopos Pedro Serrano Alzados, subiendo por sí mismos talla verde en el azul, 2017.01.29 Populiere . Stuwend, een-vir-een boontoe reikend groen hoogte die bloute in, skrapend vasgevleg in die lug. Elkeen op sy eie boontoe hare in die wind, sy … Continue reading

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Jong Spaanse digter in Afrikaans

Coral Bracho El canto del gallo . El canto del gallo soltó su sol a mitad del cuarto. Las llamaradas entreabrían la cortina. Hanekraai . Die haan se kraai het sy son losgemaak in die middel van die kamer. Die … Continue reading

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To get through

  To get through . It is a semipermeable membrane that separates us. I push as much information I can through to you. A certain amount gets through, quite a bit stays this side. . I want you to understand … Continue reading

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Appearances are conceiving

Appearances are conceiving . Let us probe the probability that I exist. . I maintain that I do. . I am convinced that I have huge amounts of red blood cells coursing around the traffic ways under my skin (I … Continue reading

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Old friend

Old friend . His face was a moonscape, lit on one side by his smile. . His eyes were the compacted salty blue of the bay, two dark fishing boats slid slowly to their harbour, his pupils. . His mouth … Continue reading

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Contemplating an ostensible error in an Octavio Paz poem

ENTRE IRSE Y QUEDARSE Octavio Paz Entre irse y quedarse duda el día, Contemplating an ostensible error in an Octavio Paz poem . The wagons of his words approach slowly, they stop. We unload them, stack the meanings neatly in … Continue reading

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Worldly

Worldly . All the houses in the town have doors through which people come and go. All the houses have windows through which people look. . Looking out from the inside, people see a part of the world, a very … Continue reading

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Octavio Paz skryf oor ‘n huiwerende namiddag

ENTRE IRSE Y QUEDARSE Octavio Paz . Entre irse y quedarse duda el día, enamorado de su transparencia. La tarde circular es ya bahía: en su quieto vaivén se mece el mundo. Tussen kom en gaan . Tussen kom en … Continue reading

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