Tuesday, August 7, 2012

YOU COME

YOU COME 
© Farouk Asvat  

You come
Like rain
Soft and imperceptible
Like the seasons
Full of blossom
And winter warmth
Like a ghazal
In a night full of pain

My tongue lapping your tears
As you sob and heave beneath me

     Oh play the violin
     Amidst the violence
     Let its soothing music
     Jar our frenzied, fiery quests
     Let its plaintive cry
     Echo our pain

Oh come my love
Come into my life


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

You Come was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p47, 1987);
     English Academy Review 3 (University of the Witwatersrand, p7, 1985);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, USA, p39, 1988);
     Je Komt: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p62, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (07.08.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p61, 2014).

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

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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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JE KOMT 
     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

Je komt
Als de regen
Zacht en ongemerkt
Vol bloesem
En winter warmte
Als een gazelle
In een nacht vol pijn

Mijn tong likt je tranen weg
Als je snikkend onder mij beweegt:

     O, speel viool
     Temdden van het geweld
     Laat haar zachte muziek
     Onze dolle, vurige zoektocht beroeren
     Laat haar jammerklacht
     Echo zijn van onze pijn

O, kom mijn lief
Kom in mijn leven

     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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