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In Memoriam - Ingrid Jonker

(19/9/1933-19/7/1966
now peace at last
your voice raging
against apartheid rests…
there…that night
heart crushed as a
leaf fallen the
sea received you
rejected…
your father turned away…
your unborn child
has returned to nature…
now you sing again
where your liberated soul
is free at last…

George Coombs

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A great poet who tragically took her own life by drowning during South Africa’s aparthed ers

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I am a writer and artist from Hove on the South coast of England. I am a retured lecturer and I am also very involved in helping people in prison

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  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 1 year ago

    A thoughtful and beautiful tribute my friend. xoxoxoxxoxoxo

  • Thankyou Shar oxo

    – George Coombs

  • SteveD49
    SteveD49about 1 year ago

    Perfect piece George.

  • Thankyou Steve

    – George Coombs

  • shootback
    shootbackabout 1 year ago

    A beautiful writing, George. Well done. :)

  • Thankyou so much

    – George Coombs

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 1 year ago

    Thank-you for sharing this George. I read her biography. So sad, that her father treated his own daughter so despicably. I read about her abortion. I read about the baby she witnessed shot in his mother’s arms. I had never heard of her, but now I am going to look up some of her work. Thanks once again. May God bless you! Mustard Seeds awards your work, “In Memoriam-Ingrid Jonker” Honorable Mention (6-2-13)

  • Thankyou Lee, she is a great writer and a human being who suffered so much during hr life, I am sure you will find looking up some of her work rewarding

    – George Coombs

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