Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 00:00

I found a few torn and worn pages, numbered 3,4,5 and 6, of a June 1961 edition of the Panorama magazine. In it are several verses of a poem, written in Afrikaans, numbered from i) to x). But a) to h) and  y) to z) are missing. I would love to know more about this poem; does anyone know its name, who wrote it and what it all means?

Accompanying this poem are several illustrations (in black and white) of a hand-made collage of various scenes of typical South African activities, e.g. a queue of people waiting for a train, encumbered by large bundles of luggage, a horse and trap transporting a couple, and a pair of argumentative people mowing someone’s lawn.

Verse i)

Die voorry het nog oond staan maak
toe die losmanne al lastig raak,
maar voor hul die skakel skaak kon stel
laat loop hy die puntbal seepglad-snel

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Vanessa - Vanessa.Lauf@hotmail.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 14:08

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