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BLOOD RIBBONS

 

blood ribbons floating back into the past

time spans before memories

oupas, grannies are metamorphosed into rectangles

flattened into albums and frames

joining antiques and ornaments

calloused hearts label them sentimental memories:

inseparable roots

thick lines of blood fax genes and curses from

generation to generation to generation to generation

die appel val nie ver van die boom af nie

impacted and jailed by their ways

atoning blood axes through prison bars

hidden treasures of blessings greedily grabbed out of letters

 

man a phantom wind blowing to and fro

amidst millions of other winds

bustling round about in vain

destined to become part of a

forgotten genealogy

but a breath

heaping up wealth

not knowing who will get it

the span of his years as fleeting as grass

peak time flourishes like a flower of the field

the wind blows over it and it is gone

and its place remembers it no more

eternity set in his heart

 

 

POETRY

poetry

          walk in words

                             rhythmic

                                      deepsense

                                                intuition

                                      heartfelt

                             selfish

                      pleasure

          what for

me for

FOUNDATIONS

 

d  e  s  c  e  n  d  i  n  g

into the basement

of time before

marriage

sacred

union

 

klipkerk bells clap their hands

till death us do part

in sickness and in health

 

hopes float like hot air balloons

while the future plays hide and seek

snowflakes of good wishes rain down

 

flesh meets flesh

tranquillity reigns

me, unplanned

splinters peace

NO NOT YET

 

God's woven creation

sprouts in the womb

and I am formed

their marriage

 my foundation

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