As jy in die omgewing is, I’m the featured poet at this week’s Off The Wall poetry evening in Observatory, Cape Town. This is a weekly event in Cape Town and I’ve listened to some wonderful poets there in the past. My reading is followed by their usual open mic, and I would love to hear your poems as well.
This is my first 2018 appearance and I’m running around excitedly, printing off the last poems. Here’s a sneak look at a brand-new one from the Little Karoo Collection:
Little Karoo Evening Breeze
In the evenings when the little dogs
crack through the yellow bushes –
there might be a South wind.
And only the rock banks cling to the day’s heat
like a scorpion on a thick curtain
when the windows could finally open.