It’s a tee. It’s a dress. It’s the new Graphic T-shirt Dress.

Ai tog!

Doringdraad
Maak my kwaad
Die simpel ding
Het losgepring
En ’n onverdiende gat
Uit my nuwe broek se pyp gehak!

Nou strompel ek oor
Nog ’n geploegde voor
En my hart, eens vol moed
Pomp nou net moeë bloed
Want die boer – sonder plan -
Het daar oorkant nóg ’n draad gespan!

© Leoni Venter 13 Oktober 2000


Barbed wire
Makes me angry
The stupid thing
Jumped loose
And tore a unearned hole
In my new trouser leg

Now I’m stumbling over
Yet another plowed furrow
And my heart, once filled with courage
Now only pumps tired blood
Because the farmer, without plan
Has put another fence over there!

Ai tog!

Leoni Mullett

Nelspruit, South Africa

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My pa is ’n geoloog wat baie boorplek aanwysings doen … ek het deur die jare al baie keer saamgegaan en help dra aan die instrumente. Hierdie gediggie is gebaseer op ’n ware gebeurtenis ;)

(Die ander inspirasie was Richard van der Westhuizen se opvoering “Doringdraad” by Aardklop 2000 – hy het hierdie gediggie heel amusant gevind…)


My father is a geologist who does a lot of borehole site selections. Through the years I’ve gone along many times to help carry the instruments. This poem is based on a true event ;)

(The other inspiration was Richard van der Westhuizen’s show ‘Barbed Wire’ at Aardklop 2000 (an arts festival). He found this poem quite amusing…)

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