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Wandile Ganya

Featured Poem:

The impression & The vetkoek

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The impression
A fine stroke upon dull canvas;
Who could have foretold?

That so bland an art would stir so vivid a remembrance
Of distant voices in some sunlit vision
Of long forgotten thoughts and quietened dreams, like the rise
Of mammoth tides upon the sounding of Triton’s horn, arise
Like spirits amid the dense flames of creation
Summoned from the sacred sepulchre;

Ascend heavenwards in renewed esteem,
Seething beyond freedom’s zenithal bounds,
in pursuit of purpose more divine

The vetkoek
Now,
nearer I come
towards the vetkoek with
too great and insatiable
an appetite
to indulge
a fleeting sense

The desire,
hangs
tremulous
on the tongue and palate

swings,
pirouettes
and charges

like an acrobat on trapezes
and with impelling force

moves my idle hands
in purposeful motions,
to seize
and devour
the vetkoek…

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  • Amusement (0)
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Biography

Wandile Ganya grew up in Western Cape South Africa. He is currently a student at the University of Stellenbosch. He started writing poetry at a very young age, he enjoys both classic and contemporary poetry, and also has a keen interest in philosophy

His first collection of poems titled Divine Interspace is available as an ebook on Amazon, Kalahari, Exclusive books, and GoodBooks.

Wandile Ganya

Biography

Wandile Ganya grew up in Western Cape South Africa. He is currently a student at the University of Stellenbosch. He started writing poetry at a very young age, he enjoys both classic and contemporary poetry, and also has a keen interest in philosophy

His first collection of poems titled Divine Interspace is available as an ebook on Amazon, Kalahari, Exclusive books, and GoodBooks.

Featured Poem:

The impression & The vetkoek

Enlarge poem

The impression
A fine stroke upon dull canvas;
Who could have foretold?

That so bland an art would stir so vivid a remembrance
Of distant voices in some sunlit vision
Of long forgotten thoughts and quietened dreams, like the rise
Of mammoth tides upon the sounding of Triton’s horn, arise
Like spirits amid the dense flames of creation
Summoned from the sacred sepulchre;

Ascend heavenwards in renewed esteem,
Seething beyond freedom’s zenithal bounds,
in pursuit of purpose more divine

The vetkoek
Now,
nearer I come
towards the vetkoek with
too great and insatiable
an appetite
to indulge
a fleeting sense

The desire,
hangs
tremulous
on the tongue and palate

swings,
pirouettes
and charges

like an acrobat on trapezes
and with impelling force

moves my idle hands
in purposeful motions,
to seize
and devour
the vetkoek…

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

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