Monthly Archives: October 2018

Truth, or not?

Truth, or not? . Early in the afternoon of the present, the five scientists came down to the delivery entrance to receive the package. They were all clad in white coats, of course, to mark them as scientists. . The … Continue reading

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Yielding power

Yielding power . Yesterday the wind’s mood was bleak. It walked across the sparsely populated floor of the Karoo, looked at the faint bluish vein of the mountains on the horizon, and shook a finger at them. Don’t try to … Continue reading

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In die binneste van die tyd

En la entraña del tiempo El tiempo cede y entreabre su delicada profundidad. Coral Bracho In die binneste van die tyd . Die tyd hou sy delikate dieptes half oop. (Deure wat mekaar beskerm; wat een in die ander oopgaan; … Continue reading

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Flight of the laughing heart

Flight of the laughing heart . On a Thursday afternoon the robin finally decided to start learning Spanish. Why? his wife wanted to know. Well, you know, he answered, all those great poets: Neruda, Paz, Borges and the younger ones: … Continue reading

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Lig is golf en korreltjie

Lig is golf en korreltjie . Yanni Euterpe gaan sit (wanneer die deksel toe is, is dit ’n goeie sitplek) en vee haar lank jurk se plooie reg oor haar knieë. Môre, sê ek. Sy knik en antwoord, “skryf”: . … Continue reading

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Sakramente

Sakrament II . Die lam is tot slagting gelei. Die dagwit wol aan die keel is gevlek met ’n brandende oggendrooi. . Die ribbe lê op die gloeiende kole en verloor stadig die ligrooi blos van vars vleis. . Cabernet … Continue reading

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Don’t think, or maybe not all the time

Don’t think, or maybe not all the time . Life is simple, it is easy to do. You don’t even have to think to keep your heart beating, your breathing going, your digestive tract working. All that absorption of the … Continue reading

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Sakrament

Sakrament . Dit is eintlik ’n gedagte, maar suurlemoengeur kan gesels soos ’n ingeligte jong meisie gesels met my reukgevoel. . Waaroor gesels hulle? Die meisie vertel van die rustige water onder die donker komberse van die grond. Maar dit … Continue reading

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Once written, twice shy

Once written, twice shy . Ink captured in the chamber of the pen is let out in a thin stream on bone-white paper. . Loops and lines and dots surround a woman with a wild bush of red curls, a … Continue reading

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