Monthly Archives: March 2017

Flimsy structures

Flimsy structures . Seconds are plentiful, each one loaded with infinite events. . I am making a collection of seconds that has particular meaning to me. . There is a second in which a baby opened its mouth and drew … Continue reading

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I think

I think . It is a roiling mass – vague shapes, changing colours, unheard sounds. Then something emerges. . It could be described as a coherent thought. . Now that it is in the light of day, it seems to … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day . When he woke up, Jed remembered that he was a saxophone. He drank his coffee while softly humming a tune improvised on “When The Saints Go Marching In”. . He wondered whether Thomas, his friend, who … Continue reading

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Tuber therapy

Tuber therapy . He was on the edge of breaking down under the stress of daily life. Fortunately his psychologist’s advice saved his life. He went to stay for some months in a small town near the Moordenaars Karoo.. . … Continue reading

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Step in a direction

Step in a direction . Shoes, the homes of feet, have open spaces inside. Light paraglides in at one end, land lightly at the heel, and stroll towards the darkness of the toe. . The right shoe has a hollow … Continue reading

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Tranströmer en ‘n stuk geskiedenis

Uit: Klanger och spår . Tomas Tranströmer . Om historien . En dag i mars gårjag ner till sjön och lyssnar. Isen är lika blå som himlen. Den bryter upp under solen. . Oor geskiedenis . I . Op ’n … Continue reading

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Period

Period . What can one pull out of this meaningless paper? . It is faceless, without a sign of any description. You look at it as it stretches ahead without end. Where does it go to? . I wonder whether … Continue reading

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Nautical mind

Nautical mind . Ships navigate the turbulent waters of my mind. . There is a trireme powered by straining rowers. In its hold amphorae containing pure olive oil and in a sturdy wooden case, an antikythera, its dials set to … Continue reading

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Haiku

  Haiku . Will the fruit ripen? Frost, pests, drought may take its life – who can escape this?

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Factory in the garden

Factory in the garden . Biological machines in my garden are producing reproductive machines in the sunlight, out of the moist soil in the swirling, carbon-rich impalpable body of the air. . There probably are sucking noises, bubblings, gurglings and … Continue reading

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