Tuesday, August 14, 2012

HEARING THE CHILDREN CRY

HEARING THE CHILDREN CRY  
© Farouk Asvat  

Hearing the children cry
Is music
To the silence of blank faces
Hearing the child in solitary
Is better than not knowing
That the child's nightmare
Is better than the cold
Silence of death


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Hearing The Children Cry was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p29, 1987);
     Dokumente Texte und Tendenzen VIII (Evangelische Akademie, Germany, p166, 1987);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, USA, p23, 1988);
     Saasm News 1(2) (SAASM, Boston, USA, p15, 1988);
     De kinderen horen huilen: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p26, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (14.08.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p15, 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 I Dream In Long Sentences 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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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.

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

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DE KINDEREN HOREN HUILEN  

     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

De kinderen horen huilen
Is muziek
Voor de stilte van blanke gezichtne
Het kind te horen in zijn eenzame cel
Is beter dan niet te weten
Dat de boze droom van het kind
Is beter dan de koude
Stilte van de dood

     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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