Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THERE IS NOTHING TO BELIEVE IN


THERE IS NOTHING TO BELIEVE IN  
© Farouk Asvat  

There is nothing more to say.

Politeness can be devastating
Love can turn to laughter
As I sit here in the corner
With crumpled heart
Wondering what it's all about

While my mentors seek wisdom
In silence
Or strategies of a new kind

But still
New friendships come from old hurts
And tomorrow you'll see me
Quickfooted and clowning on the corner
Wondering what it's all about


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

There Is Nothing More To Say / There Is Nothing To Believe In was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames, (donker, p36, 1987);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, p30, 1988);
     Horses: Athlone (eKapa & Buchu Books, Cape Town, p15, 1988);
     Er Is Niets Om In Te Geloven: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p48, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (27.11.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (paperback, p48, 2014).

new edited version: 17.04.2012

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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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[] ER IS NIETS OM IN TE GELOVEN 

     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes

Er is niets om in te geloven
Beleefdheid kan vernietigend zijn
Liefde kan omslaan in spot
Terwijl ik hier in een hoekje zit
Met verkreukeld hart
En me afvraag aar het allemaal om draait

Terwijl mijn leermeesters wijsheid zoeken
In stilte
Of nieuwe strategieën.

Maar toch,
Nieuwe vriendschappen ontstaan uit oude pijn;
En morgen zul je me zien
Snelvoetig, clownesk op de hoek
Me afvragend waar het allemaal om draait

     Dutch translation by kind permission of © Irene Scheltes

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