Tuesday, May 15, 2012

AUTUMN


AUTUMN  
© Farouk Asvat  

Winter comes dancing
Swirling brownpaper leaves
On the rainy tarmac
Reflecting traffic lights
With a hint of mist and cold
In the warmth of the evening sun
Where sycamores stand naked
And workers huddle past
Engrossed in their overcoats


© farouk asvat

composed: 1986 [Mayfair, Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Autumn was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p26, 1987);
     Herfst: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     Screens And Tasted Parallels 2 (Palo Alto, USA, p11, 1990);
     Sesame 14 (Renoster Books, p3, Autumn 1991);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p31, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (15.05.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p31, 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  
© Farouk Asvat  

          Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

De winter komt aandansen
Laat bruinpapieren bladeren dwarrelen
Op het natte asfalt
Dat verkeerslichten weerkaatst
Met een zweem van mist en kou
In de warme avond zon
Waar esdoorns in hun naaktheid staan
En werkers opeengepakt passeren
Weggedoken in hun jas

          Dutch translation by kind permission of © Irene Scheltes

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