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Die Pampoendans by Qnita

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Vir Suzane…
For Suzane…

’n Gediggie opgedra aan my oulike skoondogter. :-)
’n Poet dedicated to my sweet daughter in law… :-)

It describes how she’s dreaming while doing her vegetables… :-)

The English Version

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The World As We See It , or as we missed it. – 09/2011
Afrikaans is my moedertaal / Afrikaans is my mother tongue – 16/12/2010

Die Pampoendans

Het jy al ooit gehoor van die “Pampoendans”?
Nee, di’s nie ‘n geval van “vat jou kans”
Of ‘n “Knyp die kat in die donker”…
Nee man, di’s ook nie ‘n Aspoestertjie middernagdans-
Is jy dan nou “beskonker”?
Nee!! Ook nie ‘n dans met ‘n “stout”!!
Jy wéét mos dit sal wees ‘n fout!
Laat ek jou eerder vertel…
Voor jy my uit ongeduld begin skel…

Di’s ‘n verhaal van ‘n vroutjie met lang blonde hare
Sy skil daai pampoene, dit klink soos vioolsnare
Hoor en sien vergaan
As jy my nou reg verstaan…
Ek ken nie die uur van die dag,
…of dalk is dit ‘n uur in die nag…
Die pampoenpitte bêre sy vir later
Vir iets wat kwetter en snater…
Haar oë skitter soos die verste sterre
As sy haarself in die pampoendans verloor…


The Pumpkin Dance…

If you say you ever heard of the Pumpkin Dance
Then surely you’re taking a big, big chance…
No, no! It’s not about the glory
Of a Cinderella story!
No… Neither a naughty old song!
You know that would be so wrong!
Hush and come sit here on the floor…
Be quiet now, and I’ll tell you more…

It’s a story so fair
Of a lady with long blond hair
She is singing and dancing with style
While peeling those pumpkins with a big happy smile
Yes, I know the tale sounds rather rare…
But honestly… you must see her…
She’s doing it with so much care…
And her two little fluffy geese
Nibbles on the pumpkin seeds
Her Eyes blinking like a thousand stars
While she’s doing the pumpkin dance…

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Living on a farm, as I do, I’m provided unique opportunities to photograph plants and creatures. There are not many trees here, and no mountains or rocks; but there are a lot of fields! The bright sun gives me many lovely silhouettes to capture; while the rain brings out tiny plants and creatures. Sometimes I visit another town or province; and then my Canon EOS 550D works overtime.

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  • Janone
    Janoneabout 4 years ago

    Baie Goe…Qnita.
    Howzit ?
    Een dansje bij die hete braai om die mielepap.
    ‘Ag’ i dont know. Eina die mielepap word nie so heet ge-eet, nie.
    Izit ? jawel no fine.!neenee nie klap nie, dankie.
    Lekker dansie die Pampoendans, danse op jou Tackies?
    Maar moe niet te vul dop drinke nie.
    Miskien ene Saamie eet ?
    Als jij rij in die Bakkie ? Now now.
    Die meisje wil ek wel as boet he.
    Skop, Skiet en Donner.!
    Jy het deez plaatjie erg mooi gemaak, liewe Qnita.
    Ja-Nee, very fine.
    Groetjies van Jan

  • lol Jan! Jou kommentaar is heel oulik! Dankje baie! … :-)

    – Qnita

  • En dankje baie dat je dit by jou gunstelinge geplaas het… :-)

    – Qnita

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Cute story. Pumpkin dance? Is it a legend?
    Love how you put this together!
    Thank you for submitting your work to A Place to Start. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the group. Some groups you might try include the Ragtag Alliance, The Scavenger Hunt, The Patchwork and Who are you to judge? To see a list specific group suggestions, click here to go to the Suggestions and Links to Groups forum and look at the suggestions or post your questions.
    Also, take a look at our Index to Forums That Help You Find Groups to find groups by category. You might also try Afrikaans is my moedertaal / Afrikaans is my mother tongue, Cards for Everyday and maybe Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales.

  • Hi Corri! Thank you! It’s not a legend, but it could be some day… lol. I’ll check the groups out. Thanks for the suggestions. You’re doing a awesome job! :-)

    – Qnita

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 4 years ago

    What a lovely image…I bet the poem/story is wonderful as well…just wish I could read it!

  • Hi Karen. Thank you for commenting… :-) Check in in a day or two, I’ll translate it. I didn’t had the time to date to do the translation… :-)

    – Qnita

  • Carol2
    Carol2about 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!!

  • Thank you, Carol!

    – Qnita

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffabout 4 years ago

    ’n Mens wil saamdans…: pragtig!

  • Dankie Rina! Jy’s dierbaar! :-)

    – Qnita

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleabout 4 years ago


  • Hi Paul… Thank you! Is still have to translate it… :-)
    Thanks for the “fave”… :-)

    – Qnita

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image!!

  • Thank you Gena! I’m working on a English version so that everybody can understand it… :-)
    Thanks for the “fave”… :-)

    – Qnita

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    16 Des 2010

  • Wat ’n voorreg! Dankie!

    – Qnita

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Baie geluk Qnita!

  • Baie dankie ELizabeth… :-)

    – Qnita

  • Mauds
    Maudsabout 4 years ago

    :)… Baie oulik! Very smart.

  • Thank you Mauds. So sweet of you to visit and “fave”… :-)

    – Qnita

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