Daniel Hugo. Antwoord aan Yeats

 

Antwoord aan Yeats

 

God guard me from those thoughts men think

In the mind alone;

He that sings a lasting song

Thinks in a marrow bone.

(“A prayer for old age”)

 

God bewaar my van gedagtes wat kom

uit die brein alleen;

die lied wat duur word bedink

diep in murg en been.

 

Maar wat is die brein dan anders as murg

deur beenskelet omring?

Ek vrees blokman Yeats se saag

wat senutergend sing.

 

© Daniel Hugo, 2020

 

 

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