Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LAS' BUS

LAS' BUS  
© Farouk Asvat  

     (the 7 o' clock bus to Lenz)

Blue sky blue smoke and bluegums
In the evening haze
As the landscape passes
In fleeting window frames:
     Tired and languid.

Inside, in the overcrowded space
Dagga smoke and cigarette haze mix with the booze,
And Pakree here at the back shouts:

     • "Eh, Devlin, what you doing with that little girl?
         Your chando - sari wife waiting for you,
         give you big hiding."

• 'Heit, howzit?!'

          • "Ah smooth basin, one way."

     • 'Hey Bro', send the beer;
         we know you won by the horses again.'

• "Strues god ninyani kapella tickey-for-free;
    ai, but the bus is full, Jack."

               • 'The driver is blind;
                   he won't hear you.'

• "Prrrt.  Prrrt.
    Mr Dinath, can you come drive this bus for us?"

          • 'Sorry, the boss is enjoying biryani.'


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 08.12.1980 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
                                                      [the day john lennon was assassinated]

# english translation by farouk asvat: 2006 [Johannesburg, South Africa under new apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

Las' Bus * / Las' Bus # was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p72, 1982); *
     Botsotso 12 (Botsotso, Johannesburg, p59, 2002); *
     Bra Frooks … (piquant publications, p15, 2006); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p20, 2007); #
     www.faroukasvat-lingo.blogspot.com (24.04.2012); * #
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (11.11.2014); * #
     Bra Frooks … (kindle, 2014); *
     Bra Frooks …  (amazon paperback, p16, 2014); *
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014); #
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p20, 2014). #

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[] WIETIE WHAT-WHAT:

LAS' BUS  
© Farouk Asvat  

     (the 7 o' clock bus to Lenz)

Blue sky blue smoke and bluegums
In the evening haze
As the landscape passes
In fleeting window frames:
     Tired and languid.

Inside, in the overcrowded space,
Dagga smoke and cigarette haze mix with the booze:
And Pakree here at the back shouts:

     • "Eh Devlin, what you doing with that pôrie?
         Your chando-sarrie wife waiting for you,
         give you big hiding."

• "Heit, hoezit?!"

               • 'Ah smooth basin, one way.'

     • "Hey Majieta, stuur die bier;
         Ons ken jy't weer gewen byrie pêrre."

• "Strues god ninyani kapella tickey basella,
    Ai, maa' die bus is vol Jack."

               • 'Die driver is blind.
                  Hy sal djou nie hoor.'

•"Prrrt.  Prrrt.
   Mr Dinath, can you come drive this bus for us?"

     • 'Sorry, the boss is chowing biryani.'


© farouk asvat

* original composed: 08.12.1980 [Johannesburg under apartheid, South Africa]
                         [the day john lennon was assasinated]

Bra Frooks is ...
                    []  nes 'n skollie
                    []  'n egte skollie
                    []  'n tsotsi
                    []  a real scamp
                    []  streetwise
                    []  the jokerman

Bra Frooks ...
                    []  praat soos 'n skollie
                    []  wietie soos 'n joster
                    []  wietie what-what
                    []  tunes like a durbanite
                    []  speaks like an englishman

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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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