Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Schubert sonata from within

A Schubert sonata from within . Through the curved f-hole of the violin’s sound box we can see the violinist. Her fingers look slim but strong and dexterous. There is a string of small pearls around her neck. The piano … Continue reading

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Always something new from nothing

Always something new from nothing . It was a cold day, there was a breeze with malicious intent. . The poet scowled at the sheet of blank paper, innocent of any markings, blameless like the mind of a well-fed baby, … Continue reading

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Tot sententiae

Tot sententiae . Water molecules are fond of each other; as much as possible, they stay together. . The same with wildebeest; even when scattered by hunting lions, they come together again, sniffing in their herd’s odours. . My skin … Continue reading

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A day with taste

A day with taste . At midday the day started tasting like a ripe papaya. As the clock’s hand trekked forward, slowly but inexorably like a population migration out of Africa, the taste changed. . It took on overtones of … Continue reading

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Die digter uit Peru

incorpóreo paseo Blanca Varela incorpóreo paseo del sol a lo umbrío agua música en la sombra viviente atravieso la afilada vagina que me guía de la ceguera a la luz Ek gaan liggaamloos . Ek gaan liggaamloos van die sonlig … Continue reading

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Tranströmer oor 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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End of a cycle

End of a cycle Three academic literary theorists sat in the the sports bar discussing Fin de Siècle poets. To one side cricket players were vainly trying to attract attention on the TV screen mounted high on the wall. Now … Continue reading

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Past thought

Past thought . A man sits on a stromatolite in the veld. Fjords in his mind introduce boats loaded with various languages to his thinking. . A warm sea stream conveys the myriad sounds of the cultures of India, Malaysia, … Continue reading

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You are what you digest

You are what you digest . You are what you digest. Proteins and sugars enter your bloodstream. Vitamins and flavanoids are absorbed and put to work. Substances you cannot use are escorted out. Thank you. You ingest the article on … Continue reading

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Love mark

Love mark . They found the faintly inked fingerprint of the monk somewhere in the middle of a manuscript, a copy of De Rerum Natura by Lucretius. . The print did not yield any DNA information, but the pattern, almost … Continue reading

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