Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NIRVANA PARK


NIRVANA PARK  
© Farouk Asvat  

Azaan calls five times a day
Turtle doves coor-coor on the zinc roofs
And you can hear the crunch
Of a hand crushed by a shoe.

White mansions
Serene in the sun
Ooze sweat from their pores
And mielies grow quietly in the backyard
While tears drop like dew without pain
And the trees over the front lawn
Drip blood like blossoms
Falling in the night


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

Nirvana Park was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p28, 1987);
     Dokumente Texte und Tendenzen VIII (Evangelische Akademie, Germany, p106, 1987);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, p22, 1988);
     Nirvana Park: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p30, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (09.10.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p34, 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.

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NIRVANA PARK  

          Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

Azaan belt vijfmaal per dag
Tortelduiven roekoe-en op 't dak
En je kunt het knarsen horen
Van een hand gekraakt door een schoen.
Van witte villa's sereen in de zon
Sijpelt het zweet door de poriën
Op het erf groeien heimelijk mielies
Terwijl tranen als dauw pijnloos druppen,
En de bomen op het gras in de voortuin
Druipen van bloed als bloesems
Vallend in de nacht

          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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