“Blou” (”Blue”) is another of my favourite songs, and I think this version — by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch — is my favourite version of it as well! (Lyrics and music by André Swiegers.) “Blou” (”Blue”) by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch
Written by Ingrid Jonker, this poem is from Kantelson (1966), which was publishedshortly after her suicide. Absolutely beautiful.
To that end, I’m doing more of my writing early in the morning, leaving my melted brain to focus only on simple tasks like crocheting in the afternoons while I wait for it to cool down again. Which bring me to what I’ll be working on during November.
Hersenskim sponsored! I did it! I sponsored the word “hersenskim” in the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language – think the OED). Basically sponsoring words are a way of procuring more funds to continue with the lexicography work necessary to continue the dictionary. And, as “hersenskim” is one of my favourite words andContinue reading “Writing Update – March 2018”
It’s nearly the middle of October and, though I wish I could say that my planning is in full swing, it’s more like in half swing… It’s not that I have lost the muse or anything, it’s just that apart from being busy I went and became ill for nearly a whole week. Well, IContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 – A Cover and Initial Feedback”
October has dawned and writers all over the world knows what that means – it’s NaNoWriMo novel planning time! My NaNo novel is definitely going to be the first draft of Papier en porselein (Paper and Porcelain) and I am currently busy with research about porcelain. At the moment I am reading The White Road:Continue reading “NaNoWriMo – October Planning – Part 1”
Die labirint se kronkelpad lei my al verder van die middelpunt en raak verstrengel met ander se paadjies. Die bol gare in my hande word al kleiner en kleiner soos ek deur die labirint loop en die gare, saam met ander s’n, soos ‘n web agter my laat. Om my is die groen mure, dieContinue reading “Afrikaans Fiksie/Fiction – Labirint Twee”
Deborah het voor al die ander inwoners geweet dat daar dié aand weer ‘n uil op pad is. ‘n Mens se lewe bestaan tog net uit twee tye: voor die uile kom en ná hulle gekom het.
This Afrikaans song, “Piekniek vir TWEE” (“Picnic for two”), by TWEE (“Two”) is so beautiful and the music video really does it justice.
Die dag ná die stootskrapers lê die erf vol bourommel. Eenkant staan ‘n masjienmonster en maal die bakstene, wat eens die sitkamer gevorm het, fyn. Al die kuiers en teedrinkery. Al die begrafnisse en verjaarsdagpartytjies val in fyn rooi stof in die vorm ‘n miershoop. Van die stof beland in die wind wat dit opswiepContinue reading “‘n Huis sonder mure”