Ek Wil Huis Toe Gaan – An Ode to South Africa – With Translation

In my previous blogpost, I explained the writing of this poem, which seemed to write itself one chilly evening in Britain, during October 2013. I have now cobbled together a translation, which appears below the original, for those who do not speak Afrikaans nor know the South African lingo ... Ek Wil Huis Toe Gaan Ek wil … Continue reading Ek Wil Huis Toe Gaan – An Ode to South Africa – With Translation

Elegantly Fading Tulips

No matter their colour, a simple bunch of tulips is always welcome, with their quiet freshness and stunning simplicity. A vase full of tulips never fails to delight, even as they quietly fade ... Quite unlike many other flowers, over time tulips fade with elegance, beauty and grace, such as these lovely red ones above, whose blooms matured with ever increasing richness … Continue reading Elegantly Fading Tulips