Tuesday, January 29, 2013

AT SEA POINT

AT SEA POINT
© Farouk Asvat

Your eyes
Fired by the fires of Athlone
That fled the horrors of our Black September
Schooled in a shadowy foreign dormitory
Returned to sing
                           This land is my land
                           From the Limpopo to Robben Island
Eyes that knew the pain of separation, of exile
Became gentle with the strength of understanding
Calm in firm resolve.
Young, too young matured,
While your mothers' tongues wag childish chatter
Your big black white eyes
Remembered in me the hell of my life
Asked what pain do I know
Since your eyes are so quiet.
You blew seabreezes into my cobwebbed mind
Unveiled the lies to self-survival
Opened the wounds of my solitary struggles
Put fresh bougainvillaea into my emptied life:
Cerise, orange,
And green grenades not to forget.


© farouk asvat

composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

At Sea Point was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p63, 1982);
     The Star (Argus, Johannesburg, p32a, 19.11.1981);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, California, p14, 1988);
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p59, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (29.01.2013);
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p59, 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.

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


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books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com


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