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            MasterClass Writers Poets' Series

Poet - Rozetta Whitting


Gone but no forgotten

(For Linda Welman)

When I looked at your picture today, I had the urge to phone you

I then realised that you will not be able to answer

because you are no longer of this world.

We cannot pay you a visit because you went to a faraway land

where buses, cars, trains, not even aeroplanes can reach.

One day we will understand why you had to go away

but now it hurts to page through an album and see your face.

You know that we love you and you would probably tell us

not to cry over you, but it is something we can't help.

We can still hear your laughter and see you surrounded by children

We remember you as someone who always reached out to others

You are still alive because a person is only dead

when people stop talking about you.

Enjoy your journey

Till we meet again.

2018 Rozetta Whitting

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Poet - Chantal Mafiet
CHANTAL_MAFIET





Visserskind

Here, ure sit ek hier en wag
vir die vissersboot
vol vissersnood
of dit nou vol is
en of dit leeg is -
bring tog almal veilig terug
sal dit nou wees met n frons of n glim.

Of as U wil met n woelende see
of met n stille storm -
bring tog net almal veilig terug

voor die dag oor die horison breek, Here.

2018 Chantal Mafiet
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Poet - Susan Tiervlei
SUSAN_TIERVLEI

My wrede ontnugtering

ek het my hart en siel aan jou verkoop

die grond aanbid waarop jy loop

jy is my sielsgenoot en my rots

my steunpilaar en my trots

of

   s

       het

            ek

                gedink

tot n vreemdeling na my staar

en jy dit gewaar

ek het dit nooit sien kom

jy was in jou diepste wese jaloers op hom

jy het soos n besetene tekere gegaan

ek kon dit nie glo of verstaan

want my hele lewe lank was ek net getrou

aan jou

jy het my groengrys o potblou geslaan

my engelwit vel pimpel en pers

jyt my ribbebene gebreek

my met n bottelkop in die gesig gesteek

ek het in ons huwelik geglo en vertrou

want ons het sonder geweld gebou

en nou

is ek skeef en potblou

ek ken jou as n gerespekteerde man

n ware heer

wat het intussen met jou gebeur

 h

   o

     e

       k

         o

           m

maak jy my dan so seer?

2018 SJ Tiervlei

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Poet - Angelique Simons

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Bron van selfsug

Alles wat jou oog sien

wil hy h -

Jou naam op alles,

is wat jy bel,

twee hande toe vir ander,

net oop vir jou

soos asem, wat jy binnetoe hou.

Die eenvoud van lewe,

is wat jy ontbreek,

hoe jou eie seninge

jou tog verneuk -

Ja, bitter wat skaars heuning

vir jou naaste gun

Ag by jou is alles

vir jou eie gewin.

Die kaste van jou hart

"propvol" gepak -

Wat baat dit jou,

sonder n dak?

Al sal jy ook dan baie besit,

jy bly n eiland

van geen nut.

As die lig Christus

deur jou sou straal,

sou jy tog besef

jy's ook maar kaal.

2018 Angelique Daisy Simons

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MasterClass Writers Group
The writing workshops are based on Selwyn's personal writing experiences as a young boy growing up in a racially divided South Africa. 
He believes everyone has a story that can touch the world. He says he never met an author who was sorry for writing a book. "I have only met authors who were sorry they didnt write sooner. Its time to stop talking to people about your book thats in your head. Its time to write."
A tip he regularly shares is: "Don't think about writing; write into thinking."



17_July_Logo_2The MasterClass Writers' Series covers the following modules:

* GETTING STARTED: THE HOW TOS OF WRITING

* QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN CHOOSING A TOPIC

* A WRITING PLAN (RESEARCH AND ARCHIVING)

* DRAFTS AND IDEAS

* LIMITING BELIEF SYSTEMS (OVERCOMING IT)

* PRINT ON DEMAND AND MARKETING

* YOUR AUDIENCE AND THE MARKET

For more on the MasterClass Writing Series, email: masterclasspen@selwynmilborrowmedia.com