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Nini Bennet. Vertaling in Engels

Monday, January 11th, 2021

 

Versindaba kompetisie vir vertaalde gedigte (76)

 

Nini Bennet. Vertaling van Afrikaans in Engels. Vert. deur Marieta McGrath.

 

Scale

 

My mom is the drift

of the Dead Sea, the floating

shelf. Watertight, she holds

disintegrated bone,

scale, and shell; she has shown me

gravity’s salvation. My mom is tideless,

from her emanates

sediments of salt, the volatility

of living. I carry the deep,

the curator of treasure and bone

with me:

 

My mom has shown me a grounded

life.

 

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Skaal

 

My ma is die rus

van die Dooie See, die gewiglose

skelf. Sy dra waterdig

aan gedisintegreerde dop,

skaal, en skulp; sy het my

die verlossing van swaartekrag

geleer. My ma is getyloos,

in haar adem die afset

van sediment, die vlugsout

van leef. Die bodem,

die kurator van skat en been

neem ek met my mee:

 

My ma het my die neerslag

van leef geleer.

 

 

Bronverwysing:

Bennett, Nini. 2019. Donkerwerk. Naledi. (p. 6)