Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SOMETHING LINGERS

SOMETHING LINGERS  
© Farouk Asvat 

If there is no first coming
There are no second thoughts
Even though the flames are out
And the night is dark

But something lingers

The architecture of the wind
The splendour of the shooting star
The meanderings of the mind
The ululating dunes
Linger

Even when the pane is misted over
And a heap of silence lies between us
Even when only a line spun by a spider
Connects across the empty vastness of the desert
Something like love lingers
Even in animosity


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Something Lingers was previously published in:

     Realities (Blac, Cape Town, p11, Spring 1985);
     A Celebration Of Flames, (donker, p51, 1987);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, p43, 1988);
     Iets Blijft Er Hangen: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p52, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (29.05.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p52, 2014).

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $7.50 & kindle @ only $5
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the collection of literary essays Weapons of Words by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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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.

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IETS BLIJFT ER HANGEN 

     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes 

Als de eerste toenadering er niet is
Volgen er geen gedachten,
Ook al is het vuur gedoofd
En de nacht donker.

Maar iets blijft er hangen:

De architectuur van de wind
De flonkering van de vallende ster
Het doolhofvan de geest
De jammerende duinen
Blijven hangen

Zelfs wanneer de ruiten beslagen zijn
En er tussen ons een massa stilte ligt
Zelfs als slechts het draadje van een spin
De lege uitgestrektheid der woestijn doortekt
Blijft er iets als liefde hangen
Zelfs in vijandigheid

     Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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