Friday, 20 March 2015

Kind: Klavierles

Suenel Bruwer-Holloway


Vyf drade gespan oor die hele blad.
Links sit ’n kraanvoël maar hy is deskant, die regterhand
Vet voëltjies, hol duifies, skaars daar swaeltjies, vinkies, sysies, mossies
land op die heining, ewewig onseker.
Bo sweef ’n valk, land nie, die rus fladder daar.
Vet vingertjies tas ...
                              (die voëltjies aarsel, tril. Sit tog stil!)
.... en kry die klawers
weer en weer tot vingertjies vol vertroue vlieg oor die note
en voëltjies sit op die vyf-draad heining met stewige pote.



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.