Monthly Archives: December 2017

Tranströmer by die see

Mareas Pablo Neruda Crecí empapado en aguas naturales como el molusco en fósforo marino: Getye Ek het gegroei, gedompel in natuurlike waters soos ’n skulpvis in die fosforagtige see: in my het die bros sout ge-eggo en hierdie skelet van … Continue reading

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Tranströmer in Afrikaans

En skiss frän 1844 . William Turners ansikte är brunt av väder han har sitt staffli ute bland bränningarna. Vi följer den silvergröna kabeln ner i djupen. . ’n Skets uit 1844 . William Turner se gesig is bruin van … Continue reading

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Batting words around

Batting words around Words flutter about in the dusk of careless speech and avoid crashing into each other by using echolocation. Inchoate begins to sweep to the side and gobbles up a hapless moth. Incorrigible frightens Compassion by pretending to … Continue reading

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Pleasure principle

  Pleasure principle DWV On day six he groped into his mind to find something meaningful. He found day seven which was not fully formed. He saw this as an opportunity to shape day seven in a way that would … Continue reading

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Neruda in Afrikaans

  Oh Tierra, Espérame Pablo Neruda Vuélveme oh sol A mi destino agreste, Aarde, gee terug Gee my terug, son aan my wilde lot, reën van die oeroue woud, bring vir my die geur en die swaarde terug wat uit … Continue reading

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You two

      You two It is evening and the train feels comfortable. Cars move slowly into their garages, tyres tired after the day’s work. Ships snuggle into their berths, bellies emptied of their cargo and passengers. Passenger planes taxi … Continue reading

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Êrens is ‘n plek, dalk ‘n tyd

Êrens is ’n plek, dalk ’n tyd DWV . Dit lyk of ons op pad is êrens heen, Gebeurtenisse glip verby soos telefoonpale langs die pad. . Dit lyk of hierdie pad êrens heengaan. Die horison aan die linkerkant, ’n … Continue reading

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