Posted by: De Waal | July 11, 2010

Luister! Listen!

You can now listen to poetry on Poem Crit

Nou kan jy na poësie luister op Vers-krit

Read some tips on how to record your own poem. Click here.

Here’s a satirical humorous poem I’ve written and have recorded. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

You are welcome to publish your own sound poems here as well. Simply send us your MP3 file and we’ll publish it for you.


Homage to the hackneyed phrase

I’ve ridden on you

so many times.

You have taken me

through thick semes of meaning,

through thin semi-permeable membranes

of meaning.

You have served me stoutly

when entities became hirsute

and howled edgar-allan-poetically

at the moon’s Mons Venus.

With wonderful panache

you have galloped me past

transports of joy,

trundling inevitably towards vales of tears.

On your back you carried me across

the swollen river

of opportune circumstances,

and with a desperate gathering of sinews

you have jumped over

the amazing splendour of love,

to land, stumbling, in hard reality.

Thank you, hackneyed phrase;

in my mind

you’ll always be

a frisky filly.

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Responses

  1. Hmm…Ek hou van die nuwe klank edisie …..
    In hierdie vers vorm die begin en slotstrofe vir my ‘n besondere geheel wat die gedig netjies kompakteer…..Die tong-in-die-kies einde vind ek veral amusant en verfrissend 🙂
    x-ammiemoon-x

  2. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/the-celebrate-blogger-awards-plus-prayers-4-viola/

    awards are fun, u win the celebrate blogger of June in short stories honorable mention award, plus 4 friendship awards, the only cin voted for you.
    viola lost her husband,
    I lost a general friend,
    all together,
    please visit and give love to them…
    thanks

  3. lovely,

    mild and wild images,
    you are creative!

  4. Dit is a pragtige vers. EK kan nou nie hier op kantoor luister nie, en het nie die nodige tegnologie om self “op te neem” nie, maar ek dink dis ‘n skitterende idee. Ek sien my vers mos in ieder geval as goed wat hardop gelees moet word. Lieflik. Regtig.

    • Baie dankie, Robin.

      Kyk gerus na die wenke wat ek gee oor hoe om jou eie gedig op te neem. Dalk begeester dit jou. Ek sal graag van jou werk in klank wil hoor.

  5. Speaking poetry you become the poem’s wind
    chime. Thanks De Waal this is an added bonus to this website.


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