Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A NIGHT FULL OF THUNDER

A NIGHT FULL OF THUNDER  
© Farouk Asvat 

On a night full of thunder
Our bodies touched,
The first rains of the season fell,
And the Christmas tree stopped weeping
In the land of drought

The night sings to say
You avoid thorns,
But I am wounded by kisses
Touched by heartaches

But from the silent grave
Comes your tender song
Lamenting
Calling me
Deep, deep within your soul

Knowing there is nothing to expect
But what others offer
I accept.
You bring a gift of the wind
A handful of water
And a heart that brings bouquets
To the massacre of my soul


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

A Night Full Of Thunder was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p50, 1987);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, USA, p42, 1988);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p63, 2007);
     Een Nacht Vol Onweer: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (24.07.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p62, 2014).

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
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the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
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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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© 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

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EEN NACHT VOL ONWEER  

     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes 

In een nacht vol onweer
Raakten onze lichamen elkaar,
De eerste regen van het seizoen viel,
En de kerstboom hield op met wenen
In het droge land:

De nacht zegt zingend
Je ontloopt de doornen,
Maar ik ben verwond door kussen
Door hartzeer getroffen.

Maar uit het z wijgende graf
Komt jouw tedere lied
Weeklagend
Mij roepend
Diep, diep in je ziel:

In 't besef dat ik niets kan verwachten
Dan wat anderen bieden
Aaanvaard ik.
En jij brengt een gift van de wind
Een handvol water
Een hart dat boeketten brengt
Naar het bloedbad van mijn ziel

     Dutch translation by kind permission of © 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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