Tuesday, January 8, 2013


© Farouk Asvat

            "Fietas ma miethas"

I was vibrant
With the variety of my lives

Until you came along
Drilling holes into my skull
Smashing windows
Crunching ribs and sternum
Heaping the convolutions
To a desolate landscape.

Here, what's left
Quivers to the cry of the muezzin

© farouk asvat

composed: 1980 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

"Fietas ma miethas": means: "sweetness in Fietas" -
                                                that is how the people said it

[] Acknowledgements:

Fietas was previously published in:

                The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p71, 1982);
                The Indicator (Caxton, Johannesburg, p11, 11.06.1985);
                Muslim News (Cape Town, p15, 23.08.1985);
                The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p76, 2007).

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