Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WINTER


WINTER  
© Farouk Asvat  

Winter waits, poorly dressed,
For the sun of your body

Alone in the loneliness of this world
I venture through untrampled bush
Through dark waters
Through familiar ground
Unfamiliar with each new touch
Each new taste of the body
Each nuance of the eyes
Clear laughter of the mouth.

It is hard
This attempt at gentleness.
But the fresh rain of your words
Flower the weeds and the blossoms,
The leather mask falls
And I love you.


© farouk asvat

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

[] Acknowledgements:

Winter (waits) was previously published in:

     A Celebration Of Flames, (donker, p46, 1987);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, USA, p38, 1988);
     Winter: Dutch translation by Irene Scheltes (1989);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p61, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (21.08.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (amazon paperback, p60, 2014).

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is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

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WINTER  

     Dutch translation by © Irene Scheltes  

De winter wacht, armoedig gekleed,
Op de zon van jouw lichaam

Alleen in de eenzaamheid van deze wereld
Waag ik me door dicht struikgewas
Door donkere wateren
Doo r bekend gebied
Elke nieuwe aa nraking onbekend
Elke nieuwe smaak van het lichaam
Elke nuance van de ogen
Heldere lach van de mond.

Het is moeilijk
Deze poging tot tederheid.
Maar de frisse regen van je woorden
Doet onkruid en bloesems bloeien
Het leren masker valt
En ik heb je lief.

     Dutch translation by kind permission of  © Irene Scheltes

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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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