Die sink-woorde

Die sagte sink-woorde
van die windpomp
vertel stories in
Sutherland se strate,
van die mens se
binne-ruimte:

- van die Melkweg
in ’n mens se siel,
wat net op donker aande
haar sterre wys,
soos heilige
geheime.

Die woorde draai dwarsdeur
die luisteraar se harte
en, soos grondwater,
laat vergete vertroue,
weer blom..

daar, in die stilte
van die swartste nag,
glinster
daai geroeste stemme
met beloftes
wat nog steeds,
kom.

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  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 2 years ago

    The soft zinc words
    of the windmill
    tell stories in
    Sutherland streets,
    of human
    interior space:

    Of the Milky Way
    in a man’s soul,
    only on dark nights
    show her stars,
    as holy
    secrets.

    The words turn throughout
    the listener’s hearts
    and groundwater,
    let forgotten confidence,
    flower again ..

    there, in the silence
    of the blackest night,
    shine
    those rusty votes
    with promises
    still,
    come.

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 2 years ago

    so lovely

  • awww, you translated it… :) hug thank you!! I never thought of doing that.. Afrikaans is a little like Spanish hey, in direct translation it loses the rhyme and the wording comes out a little bit back to front … but you clearly got the message out!! Really very lovely of you, thanks Tim!!

    – Karen01

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 2 years ago

    very beautiful…

  • thanks Rocky!! :) the English is a sweet translation of the original Afrikaans..

    – Karen01

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 2 years ago

    Lieflike werk Karen!! (baie dankie)

  • Dankie Elizabeth, en vir die bubblemail, hahaha ;)

    – Karen01

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