Treasure Island

YURI DURAAN

(29 September 1970 / South Africa)

Biography of YURI DURAAN

YURI DURAAN poet

'On the distant fields, on the bird's wide wing, on the whirlwind dark... I write your name' -Eluard' poet of the French Resistance. - - it was these few lines that captured me as a young girl... it put me in a different state of mind. I have always loved words and made up phrases in my head... what you read here is the outflow.

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Lost In Translation

'I'll phone... I'll write...'

You never promised,
but you said.
The empty words
now reverberating
in my head.

You never phoned...
You never wrote -
rendering your words
meaningless when
you spoke.

In my mind
a repeated incantation -
somehow, my love,
I've lost you
in translation.

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