Monthly Archives: July 2017

Wood for thought

Wood for thought . White Sky kneels and bends over us. Her breath comes and goes, converses with the trees about the nature of growth. . I look up at her smooth, curving body. Her navel, near the horizon, is … Continue reading

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Sans peur et sans reproche

Sans peur et sans reproche . Rummaging in my junk DNA, which isn’t really junk, by the way, I came across some that used to enable me to fly. . It was rather enjoyable, the salty sea wind in my … Continue reading

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Indecisive electron

Indecisive electron . At this point in the integrated circuit I have a choice to turn left or to go right. I can even proceed straight ahead. . I cannot tell what the outcome would be of any of the … Continue reading

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M size vest

M size vest . The West is something I put on in the morning. The letters I use to more or less corral the thoughts I want to offer all of you were shaped in the West in primitive form: … Continue reading

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Neruda in die herfs

Vuelve el otoño Un enlutado día cae de la campanas como una temblorosa de vaga viuda, es un color, un sueño . Herfs kom terug . ’n Treurende dag val uit die klokke soos ’n fladderende kleed van ‘n dwalende … Continue reading

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Tangled history

Tangled history . On a Friday morning a man, not young anymore, discovered that he was entangled with happenings in his past. . Biting into a ripe apricot surged an aroma into his brain that became permanent in the billions … Continue reading

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Die oop en geslote slaapkamer

Die fotografika toon my bedkassie. Dit was my verjaarsdag en my kleindogter, Tova, het die blomme gerangskik. Die vel papier bevat ‘n verjaardagboodskap van my vrou, Erla. Links onder lê ‘n boek met gedigte van Tranströmer. ‘n Foto van sy … Continue reading

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Self-made man

Self-made man . His emotions are mostly made of steel. Happiness is a shiny chrome; anger heavy dull bars firmly anchored in concrete resolution. His sadness is a steel sheet riveted with small, unhappy incidents. His sense of humour is … Continue reading

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Free will

Free will . It is not known how big the house is, how many rooms there are. Nevertheless, I enter through a door, which could be the front door but could also be a side door. . I recognise those … Continue reading

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Ending in rain

Ending in rain . One thought was placed on another. It was similar to a thin stripe of birch on which a Roman letter had been written underneath an almost paper-thin strip of oak. . The thoughts had to be … Continue reading

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