Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE PILGRIM

THE PILGRIM
© Farouk Asvat


Exile is a pilgrimage away.
And life
Whoring with death
Is a moment away

     Towers
     Syrup-coated in sunset
     Scintillate invitations
     To the neon night
     As chocolate leaves
     Dance in the august wind
     In the mecca of towers

     Where the prodigal pilgrim of the land
     Has found the destitute temple of his dreams
     The sanctuary of his nightmares


© farouk asvat

composed: 1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

The Pilgrim was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames (donker, p25, 1987);
     De Pelgrim: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p29, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (22.07.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p33, 2014).

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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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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,
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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


[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com


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


[] also link up on:





amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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DE PELGRIM

          Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes


Ballingschap is een bedevaart ver
En het leven
Hoererend met de dood
Is een ogenblik ver

     Torens
     Met siroop bedekt bij zonsondergang
     Fonkelende verlokkingen
     Voor de neon nacht
     En bladeren van chocola
     Dansen in d'augustuswind
     In het mecca van torens

     Waar de verloren pelgrim van het land
     De armzalige tempel van zijn dromen vond
     Heiligdom van zijn nachtmerries

          Dutch translation by kind permission of © Irene Scheltes

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

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