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Poetry corner 16 October 2017


Extract from “Open Apology” - Andile S. Zulu

I heard you found your smile again,
And miss your crescent pressing on my skin.
The present moment I’m in
Presents a presence o’ prison.
The peasants have risen.
The presents you’d given ain’t even here with me -
I really wish that you were here with me...

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Poetry corner 17 October 2017

To my mind

 - Deepali Narotam

You must let yourself fall

Crack and break

Dis-in-te-grate

And

Unfold

Do not resist the torrent

Embrace the wave

Fracture into quakes

Shatter into specks

Only once you see the

fragments

Can you fathom the

whole

 

Extract from “Open Apology”

- Andile S. Zulu

I heard you found your smile again,

And miss your crescent pressing on my skin.

The present moment I’m in

Presents a presence o’ prison.

The peasants have risen.

The presents you’d given ain’t even here with me -

I really wish that you were here with me...

Top ten ways to celebrate Heritage Day

ELMARIE KRUGER AND MICHAL-

MARÉ LINDEN

1. Visit Maropeng. On 10 September, Wits University researchers announced the discovery of a possible new human ancestor: Homo Naledi. The fossils are currently on display at Maropeng until 11 October.

2. Braai. Possibly the most clichéd suggestion, but grilling meat on some hot coals is still a good way to spend the day. 

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Poetry corner 18 September 2017

Exposition of Nature

By Alexandra Scott

 

Your little grey body

Lies exposed to the harsh sun

With tiny winged creatures

Worshipping the enamoured heat

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The Top Ten: ways to say “my hovercraft is full of eels”

MICHAL LINDEN AND JACO STROEBEL

Seeing as we had limited space this week, we thought we’d go for something simple. Here is, in no particular order, the best phrase for you to use next week in 10 different dialects. If you understand the reference, find us and we’ll buy you a drink.

1. Ndebele: Isikepe sami sigcwele umzowa.

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Flip Through Perdeby

Perdeby Poll

Will you be attending OppiKoppi this year?

I don't trust the dust, even if there are Mangoes - 59.3%
Oppi is an institution, I wouldn't miss it for the world - 25.9%
But daisies though... - 14.8%

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