Sunday, 22 March 2015

Adult: Between Stormsvlei and Riviersonderend

Suenel Bruwer-Holloway

Thousands of little birds tow the sky:
a Pierneef landscape flung with animation.
Tiny notes land along the wire:
Instant sheet music stretches out a choir
around the field of stubble,
a bateleur eagle post-perched like a bass clef,
geese silhouetted against a silver puddle.
The mysterious absent baton swoops:
Black feathered notes bunch, spread, tense, flutter, fly;
The music rises, regroups, sweeps across the sky.

From: McGregor Poetry Anthology 2013
Published by African Sun Press in association with the McGregor Poetry Festival
ISBN number 978-0-620-62302-5

The Poet:

Suenel Bruwer-Holloway lives in McGregor. Her plays have been performed at the Grahamstown Festival, in Britain and America. Her satire Cry Sis! Identity was published by Junkets in the Short, Sharp and Snappy Series. She raises children, cooks vast meals, walks dogs, teaches, does laundry, writes and gardens every day.

Previously published:

Suenel Bruwer-Holloway: Neighbours from The Ground’s Ear published by Quickfox, Cape Town, 2011. Hardcover ISBN 978-1-920-52619-1. Softcover ISBN 978-0-620-51665-5.

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