Skrywers Nota: Die ode is geskryf as ‘n vaarwel aan Familie, Vriende en Geesgenote wat nie meer saam met ons is hier op die Aarde nie. Die verlange is groot, die afskeid skerp en die trane lê vlak. My liefde gaan saam met die Oberholzer, Greyling, Frederik, Naude en Moolman…
It appears in the rosy blush on the cheek,
Facial pallor that follows
The moving eyelid of an elusive eye —
The sigh of a smiling spectator
That is love.
Causes sporadic heartbeat,
Wrists that stop and move,
Emotions that sound like strange boats,
In water, canals make their disturbing noises;
Anton and I were entertaining ourselves with an executive lunch. The white bread got shorter as we tore thick lumps from it, coating the fresh bread with farm butter and great chunks of peanut butter spread. A gramophone was playing a love song, sweet Caroline, graining the lyrics into…
Like a bird without wings
That longs to be flying,
Like a motherless child
Left lonely and crying.
Like a song without words,
Like a world without music,
I wouldn't know what to do
I'd be lost without you
Watchin' over me.
I get so lonely when you're away
I count every moment, and I wait every day,
Until you're home…
It is not fair to say that the posts I write are often grim. I try to minimise the word count, which lets readers know a side that portrays me as a depressing character, but nothing could be further from the truth.
From the age of babyhood until my…
Begeerte, hunkering, verlange, dui op gevoelens wat ‘n mens aanspoor tot die bereiking of besit van iemand wat jy lief kan hê. Verlange is ‘n sterk gevoel, wat in werklikheid of verbeelding binne bereik is. Begeerte impliseer ‘n diep en noodsaaklike wens vir iets, gebaseer op ‘n gevoel van behoefte…