Monthly Archives: February 2017

Searching for the answer

Searching for the answer . We travelled to the small town in the Karoo to consult the philosopher. The local people called him the Wise Man, some referred to him as the Guru, others said he was a Prophet. . … Continue reading

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Linear thinking

Linear thinking . A line is where two sides meet. A road remembers the two cities it connects. The line between two lips may curl upwards into a smile. You combine short lines into figures when you write down your … Continue reading

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Pablo Neruda se pottebakker

El alfarero Pablo Neruda Todo tu cuerpo tiene copa o dulzura destinada a mí Die pottebakker Jou hele liggaam is ‘n wynglas, of heerlikheid bestem vir my. Wanneer ek my hand lig kry ek op elke plek ‘n duif wat … Continue reading

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Red sea

Red sea . The gentle sea within me ebbs and flows with soothing regularity, the red sea within me. . We trekked to the other side of the Red Sea those many generations ago. . And within ourselves the same … Continue reading

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Gedig vir Tjaart

Rigiede denkpatrone in flarde Soos die bul in die gangetjie afloop mis die punte van sy horings rakelings die delikate koppies op die rakke. Hy draai links, kantel sy kop om sy horings verby die fragiele herderinnetjies te stuur en … Continue reading

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Noname land

Noname land . Use the interfaces of tectonic plates to cut a new continent from the turgid plastic base. . Elevate it above sea level and populate it first with birds and guano, then with pioneer plants, insects, amphibians and … Continue reading

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Purposeful bathing

Purposeful bathing . As the earth turns I go along with it in my bathtub. . It goes very smoothly, the water doesn’t slosh in the least, unless I move my legs. . Sloshing water sounds a bit like a … Continue reading

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You can take it to the water

  You can take it to the water . A roomful of light has come through the slit in the curtains. . Air seeps in from all sides, some of it comes from far – the the glacier shores of … Continue reading

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Die forelle

Die forelle The Purveyor of Enduring Truths cast out a thought wide over the expanse and let it troll. After a while he slowly pulled it in. There was something attached to it, he could see it wriggle. With a … Continue reading

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Coral Bracho in Afrikaans

En la entraña del tiempo Coral Bracho El tiempo cede y entreabre su delicada profundidad. . In die binneste van die tyd . Die tyd maak sy delikate diepte half oop. (deure beskerm mekaar; dat die een by die ander … Continue reading

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