Monthly Archives: February 2019

Emergent thought

Emergence* of a potent thought Heavy on the land in a mangrove jungle, as a whale out of water it emerges from nothing. . At this point it has an unformed face with barely discernible eyes. . Yet it is … Continue reading

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Kom laat ons dink

Kom laat ons dink . Teen die skemering van die voortdurend vernuwende ongekende draai die man sy kop effens, ’n onbewuste beweging wat hom help om te dink. . Dit is ink in druppels op sy voorkop, opwellend uit sy … Continue reading

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Water

Water . Yanni came in through the closed door and sat down. Two tortoiseshell combs held her hair back from her face. . She started dictating immediately: Water lies on her belly over the bulge of the earth. . I … Continue reading

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La condition aviaire

La condition aviaire . ’n Kwêvoël* beïndruk nie met ’n basstem nie. Hy is effens skril en daar is iets klaends aan sy toon. . Maar sy kommentaar is in die kol: die somer het al weer taamlik uitgewerk geraak, … Continue reading

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Tranströmer se skeepswrak

Ostinato Tomas Transtrōmer Under vråkens kretsande punkt av rular havet dånande fram i ljuset Ostinato Onder die valk se sirkelende punt van stilte rol die see dreunend voort in die helder lig, kou blind aan sy toom van seegras en … Continue reading

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Tranströmer op Siros

Siros .Tomas Tranströmer I Syros’ hamn låg överblivna handelsfartyg i väntan. Stäv vid stäv. In die hawe van Siros lê verlate vragskepe en wag. Voorstewe teen voorstewe. ’n Klompie jare al hier vasgemeer: CAPE RION, Monrovië. KRITOS, Andros. SCOTIA, Panama. . Donker skilderye op die water, mense … Continue reading

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Ongelowige

Ongelowige . Vorms wat eers onduidelik was kry nou vorm. . Dit is ‘n by. Sy doen haar plig, ’n gehoorsame non entiteit wat alles feil het vir die gemeente en baie min vir haarself; die toonbeeld van die gelowige … Continue reading

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Hindsight

Hindsight . Behind him two people look at each other, conversing without words. Dry leaves cover the narrow, twisting pathway among the trees. Dry blood is flaking off the torn piece of steel in the car wreck. The warmth of … Continue reading

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Stilte bestaan nie

Stilte bestaan nie . Stilte bestaan nie. Nie hier nie. . Om ons vloei die oneindige rimpels van klank: die skerp blaf van ’n pistoolskoot, of dalk ’n ketsende motor; die seeruising van die matras as jou lewensgenoot langs jou … Continue reading

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Softly the leopard watches you

Conversations with Yanni: Softly the leopard watches you . Yanni walked through the closed door and looked into the mirror. She started to arrange her hair, using two tortoise shell combs. She pushed one into her hair to keep it … Continue reading

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