Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tipping cannot be avoided

Tipping cannot be avoided . We feel the scale tipping. . The air is changing – it is spongy with moisture, and sounds of birds shifting into bass notes smoke upwards into our noses. . We are moving down the … Continue reading

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Naderend

Naderend . In die namiddag is die voorstedelike straat stil waar die man stap met sy hond in die sonlig gesif deur eeue se verdigtende beskawing. . Die man se gedagtes fladder los rondom hom; ’n ligte windjie probeer sy … Continue reading

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Light

Light . Light, the precious commodity we constantly consume and then look for more. . It shatters on the topaz and touches our retinas momentarily with blues, oranges, browns and greens. . Light bounces back from the soft skin of … Continue reading

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Dinkswam

Dinkswam . Luisterend langs die boom staan jy met niks in jou hande nie. ’n Klein wind tussen die takke deur druk ligtelik teen jou oë. . Jy dink aan digters wat uit niks dinge wil bou, masjiene wat gedagtes … Continue reading

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Neruda wil nie die ruimte invaar nie

El Perezoso . Continuarán viajando cosas de metal entre las estrellas subirán hombres extenuados . Die luiaard . Hulle sal aanhou om tussen die sterre te vaar, hierdie goed van metaal, moeë manne sal opstyg om die sagte maan geweld … Continue reading

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A conversaiton with Yanni Euterpe

Conversations with Yanni* Musing . Yanni Euterpe stepped through the wall. I looked up expectantly. What would she dictate today? . Greetings, I said after a while. She hadn’t spoken a word. She looked at me with her eyes, dark … Continue reading

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Interconnected

Interconnected . I am linked to painters who tried to capture the light in nineteenth-century Flanders, thinkers in ancient Athens who did very little work, programmers in the late twentieth century who designed ping pong games, astronomers who tried their … Continue reading

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