The Soap Bubble – Episode 12. Touching the …

Red Bubble is not a pleasant place, the map says here there be tygers… just wasn’t expecting them to be on two legs… Stil…

Adult Art Material – Celebrate the Love, R…

(Mature)

Afrikaans – Ons Pragtige Taal!

Ons pragtige taal verewig in digvorm, ’n herinnering van ons oorsprong, van vergane dae en skoolbanke waar ons nie juis geϊnteresseer…

The Soap Bubble – Episode 9. Into Africa

Get the girl, save the bubble and all before breakfast…the journey goes Into Africa – The story deepens, cue the drums… j…

Poverty up close

you are truly powerless / and I am shamed by my strength

Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali

this article was found in Multiply.com, history group, published by Taharka. Mansa, means King of kings.

Farm talk – The Bliss of life on a smallhol…

. / 6th August 2010 – FEATURED in Every Little Thing You Do / 7th August 2010 – FEATURED In The Scavenger Hunt / . / Life on a …

VINTAGES – A Miss-matched Life!

Vintage 1930’s Hand Painted Cups & Saucers (I think!) / After spending half my life being utterly miserable, worrying about chipp…

Somalia Sunrise

Standing in the sand thinking…

Farm talk – The world of Jacko

  / I am Jacko, a Foxie/Jack Russell cross, living at Ga-Sethlong, a beautiful home on a small-holding on the edge of the Cradle of Human K…

Have you ever been kissed by Africa?

Have you ever seen Africa / Under a bright moonlight / Have you ever heard the soft touches / Of her river as it gently washes her body? / …

South African Shoot

“Funny” thing happened on the way back from Cape Point today. Well, it wasn’t so funny at the time… as a matter of …

Why the Cheetah’s Cheeks are Stained

An African Folktale

Misplaced Good.

Show me a ‘miracle’ story, and I will show you one hundred hungry mouths.

Deliverance

I came to Africa / Pluged into violent crimson fire / Gold dripping amber / Riden upon slashed tears of blood / white amethyst sky / Forged…

From your mother with love

A happy moment in my life!

Die Res van die Wêreld is Engels…!

Maar dan kom die tyd vir jou werf om gepubliseer te word – en jy besef die res van die wêreld is Engels…!

Farm talk – The (Blissful!) Trials and Trib…

After quite a severe winter here in South Africa and struggling with the many ‘veld’ fires we get every year (we’re very …

What Are Affirmations?

There is so much talk these days about positivity, inspiration, motivation and affirmations, but many people are still not quite clear as t…

American Gypsy

World, fuck me in my eyes so that I can see your real color! Push your songs into my ear so hard that the melody comes out on the other sid…

African lullabies for Jesus

Christ was cradled in Africa / Bethlehem gave birth to Him / but African Sounds would be His lullaby / It was in Africa that he learnt to s…

Translation – Excerpt from The butterfly mo…

I asked what I had never dared to ask anyone. What did it feel like? / ‘Big, big!’ Her lower teeth flashed in the sunlight. I stuck my hand…

A DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP -Save the Elephants: ST…

Save the Elephants: STOP BLOODY IVORY

Permission to be brilliant (on Mandela)

In a dream I wrote you a speech. I was important enough to be in the same room as you. No, I will be honest in the dream I was still not im…

my Africa

If I ever leave you / If I ever take my eyes off you / If my arms do not rock your children to sleep / If my breasts must feed children of …

Dry Africa

As true as the earth and sky and the burning sun, so is the Monsoon.

Cyclops in My Blood

It’s Jack the Ripper’s claws ripping faith away from our lives, Spandau prison’s rotting walls, Hess’ rotting teeth…

CAPETOWN IS THE PLACE

THE COLOR LEFT MY HUSBAND’S FACE WHEN WE GOT THE CALL. MY DAUGHTER WAS HELD AT GUN POINT. A GUN HELD TO HER HEAD.

Freedom

Freedom / Freedom cries / Heard coming from the head of Africa / Freedom cries / Freedom / Freedom and nothing less / The brave who once se…

Farm talk – Spring Fever and Summer Madness

4th October 2010 – FEATURED in Bug Hunt / My Celtis africana full of spring buds / Spring fever and summer madness happen on a smallh…

Woman, of Africa

the wild drums in my blood / the savage night / curls taut on my bed…

Droom dae…

“Albasini-dam” waterverf op Bockingford 300gsm / Ek is in Johannesburg gebore en was in Gr.I en II in Gauteng op skool. Toe het…

" Imagine Now ! Heavenly Earth " First …

This painting will transform you and you will feel Heavenly loving feeling inside your heart which will make your face to glow with smile …

afreeca child

Afreeca Child / Présentation de l’association : / Afreeca Child est une association humanitaire d inspiration chretiene régie par la loi du…

Farm talk – Dragonfly – Flighty, Care…

Your delicate wings rapidly beat the air / The sleekness of your weightless body hovers / Curiously observing as though you care / Steadily…

Can you show me where Africa is?

My friend Jayseth sent me a copy of his article he had published long ago in some American magazine. As it was delivered not long before A…

The Hard, Cold Reality of Gratitude

Sun drenched, cracked and hardened soil supported her extremely frail,bloated body as she sat hunched over in pain. Tears gently streamed d…

Africa awaits her true love

Africa’s destiny waits / Her true beauty yet to be revealed / Her radiance waits for the greed to seize / Africa’s destiny wai…

Travels in Africa

The following is a link to my blogspot, where you will find several articles on our travels in Africa (mainly Botswana) in May 2008. I hope…

Crisis Club VI – My introduction to DSLR photogra…

It was Phil! “Phil! What are you doing man? There is a Lion out there! Get back in your tent you fool!”

Happy Birthday Martin

Happy Birthday Martin / (Martin Luther King January 15th 1929 – April 4th / 1968 / If you were here today on your birthday / what …

The Master

In another time, in another life, Franz would / have been a school teacher – / A tall, dignified, black man with a rare / missionary educa…

ACHING AFRICA

Afrique agonisante, / Mon âme soupire / Injustices, / Ouvrez les yeux pour voir! / Tripes éclatées,

Africa can

The struggle has been long / Too much has been said of Africa / Now ’tis time to shine! / © siki dlanga / 09.06.2010

African Story

The sun never goes down without her song / The fire is lit by the rhythm of her dance / In her lips are a million stories / Each one captiv…

beautiful men and woman

Beautiful men and woman.

I Saved Mandela Last Night

Like a king upon his throne, / he sat bored out of his mind. One after another. / Each celebrity and person of importance / went up, / …

“He loves me, he loves me not”

I’m going on holiday for a week or two. My friend Maree sent me a goodbye gift this morning! / Dankie Maree vir jou lieflike presentj…

Translation – Excerpt from The butterfly mo…

With half-closed eyes I looked upwards to Zanele who stood on the grass in the bright sunlight. / ‘So many butterflies!’ / She nodded. ‘Is …

A Personal Interpretation of Malcolmson’s L…

I saw a kid dressed like a young man, he was among adults. Surely his story was the same story of the very millions of kids that even today…

the boy who was afraid of everything

In the front row of the local mother’s support group, in the slums of Dar es Salaam, a baby boy’s eyes widen in terror. He opens his mouth…

Seven O Two

Seven-O-Two / I like to listen to Seven O Two at night / We can always count on Kiemo for a fight / If he was President for a day / He woul…

Mother Chimpanzee

The skies darken / Tired / She calls her child / Climbs the treetops / And falls asleep / To the lullaby of the African night

brown eyes and broken bones

I can hardly believe what she’s telling me. The kid’s seven – but he’d barely reach my knee. / It doesn’t help that his bones are be…

Gauteng South Africa Redbubble meet 16th Oct 2010…

We where 6 Bubblers that met up at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa. / The Bubblers that was there…

Zebra

all sparkling monochrome delight

Setting up a Studio/Workshop

Setting up a studio or workshop is as exciting as building or decorating a new house! Your workspace can be as luxurious as a room or a stu…

Are you ready for the African world cup?

The world cup is upon us. We do not guarantee you 100 percent safety. If you are a journalist we do not guarantee you that one of our count…

“Hip” om Afrikaans te wees!

Dit word ook al hoe meer “hip” om Afrikaans te kan praat (en ek sou sê die “Pampoen”-saga van Steve Hofmeyer, toe e…

Farm talk – In Memoriam

  / “Papa Goose” – In memoriam of Papa Goose – 1991 – 2009 – watercolour on Visual 140gsm – 16…

Five African Songs (from Sexions: Selection from …

(i) / Hamba wena / The heaviness grows quiet… / until fortune raises her head and speaks / in a drunken tongue: / “Fight to bec…

Inspiration for the nation – 2010 Soccer Wo…

To come and feel the African beat / And in my country come and meet

Roots

others age but me and Africa, we remain young and carefree

Die onsinnigheid van ons mors

Die gemors wat mense op die planeet maak word baie maal aan besprekings oor aardverwarming gekoppel—inderdaad, alles word geblameer vir aar…

Essay about Out of Africa

In Dinesen’s Out of Africa the writer describes the land as if they were living in a paradise or in a fairy tale. There are two main reason…

THE TANGIER SCRIPT – a novel

Slowly the spit dangled down from the lips until it blobbed onto his own lips and he put out his tongue and licked the spit into his mouth …

Seisoene

Seasons in life and in love !

A Man Named Owonduni

(Mature)

Akkerboom

jou takke strek tot wie-weet-waar / en duisend stories lê / in donker skadu’s opgegaar

Iets wat elke dag rondom ons gebeur…

Nou die dag het ek saam met my man na een van sy vriende gegaan, wat ook ‘n ou motorentoesiasis is, om ’n stel motortydskrifte …

27

Numerically / 27 is the number after 26 and before 28 / 26 is a gang name / 28 is my little brother’s birth date / Day 27 of the 4th month …

I saw it in a cloud(Africa)

but a reminder / of who we are / Repatriate in your mind / Remember the Black Star Line

Sankalai

Nothing moved. Not sound. Not time. Not my mind. Everything was in locked frame. Only my eyes were in motion – not real motion – but record…

Portrait of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu

Sonia Jacka paints the portrait of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu in the St Georges Cathedral.

Letter to Africa

i’ve never felt like this before / so in love / so in pain / but now you’ve gone and left me so alone / to fend for myself / wh…

They cant jump into the boat!

“Oh, don’t worry” he beamed through perfect teeth “they can’t get into the boat.” / “YES THEY BLO…

One mans last words-

“Taloola… Sweet heart… Find, Find your footing… Marry a good man. And from now on, enjoy every minute after I’m gone”

Building piece by peace

He stood there eating / A big grin across his face / He was happily chewing piece by piece / Peace for peace / Someone came and asked what …

Africa Unite

Africa United in Peace and as in one

GODDESS OF AFRICA

An African lady, highly educated and well placed in the society, still clinged to the culture of her people

Colours of Africa exhibition

I am having an exhibition of my work from Friday Nov. 14 – Nov. 30 at ABD The Gallery 240 lake Street Northbridge, Western Australia.…

Why should the world care about the environment i…

“Thy may love to live, but forget not to live to love as it is the greatest achievement in live” / And the keyword “LOVE&…

umbilical

(Mature)

Delta Dreaming

(Copyright Lynda Harris) / “Refreshments will be served soon after take-off” joked our pilot as my husband James and I squeezed…

Poor Hank Fish

The portal back to her own time would be closing soon. Ben had stressed the impossibility of being able to come back and get her if she mis…

Where is His Country?

He knows to keep moving, / Or the enemy will see, / No time for brooding / When your a refugee.

Itete Drums

On the stage, / four boys sat round three drums, / Their skins fire tight. / Their sound, born somewhere / behind the fixed, far-away star…

Farm talk – Life at my pond

“Little froglet in the water, / don’tcha think you really aughta / save that croaking for tonight / when you’re safely outta sight? /…

ii. Open Gate

reflected the light from the window, / flickering as those in the frame shifted / snared like us by our fate.

Vrouens en die www (world wide web)

Omtrent twintig jaar gelede het ek die komper-gemeenskap, of revolusie, soos dit vir my was, betree, en ek het nie eers geweet wààr om die …

CRYING ANGEL

The crying angel in despair, / The darkness under her / Is almost swallowing her up. / Caught up in circumstances / Fate unleashed on her.

A Visit to the Game Park South Africa

Wild life in Africa, warm weather, red sunsets, African tree silhouettes…

Six Days Up

The thin air made it hard to breathe. I hadn’t eaten in three days…I needed to vomit but didn’t want to waste all the pills I’d swall…

Of Red Dust and Wind

But I have remembered now!.

Farm talk – Sunny

Sunny, the Black Sunbird – (Nectarinia amethystina) / A couple of years ago, I had a resident pair of Black Sunbirds on our 8,5ha sma…

Dear God

Dear God are you listening? / There is something I need to say / Theres a world out there thats crying / Together we need to pray / The oth…
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