Tuesday, May 22, 2012

AUTUMN ON A SUNDAY MORNING

AUTUMN ON A SUNDAY MORNING  
© Farouk Asvat  

Township music wafts up bluesily
To my fifth floor cube:
A house in a room.
A charcoal child swings
Listless and nonchalant
In the morning sun of winter.
Mother and boyfriend
(husband and wife so far away)
Fry chicken offal in the backyard
Of the gujerati school
Where children sing
The alphabet on weekdays.
Shaking the homebrew shake
Doing the slowmotion monkeyjive
Just taking it easy:
Building god's paradise is hard work
Even his servants need a rest


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Autumn On A Sunday Morning was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p27, 1987);
     Herfst Op Een Zondagechtend: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p32, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (22.05.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p32, 2014).

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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com

[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com




books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com

[] also link up on:


linkedin: www.linkedin.com/farouk-asvat/




amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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HERFST OP EEN ZONDAGECHTEND  

          Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

Mbaqanga zweeft neerslachtig omhoog
Naar mijn hok op de vijfde verdieping:
Een huis in een kamer.
Een kind als kolen schommelt
Lusteloos en nonchalant
In de winterochtendzon.
De moeder en haar vriend
(man en vrouw zo ver)
Bakken bedorven kip op het erf
Van de Gujerati school
Waar kinderen door de week
Het alfabet zingen.
Zij wiegen de tshwaladans,
Doen de monkeyjive in slowmotion,
Op hun dooie akkertje:
Het bouwen van Gods paradijs is zwaar werk
Zelfs zijn knechten moeten rusten

          Dutch translation by kind permission of © Irene Scheltes

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