Breyten Breytenbach

(1939 / Bonnievale, Western Cape)

Breyten Breytenbach Poems

1. letter to butcher from abroad 11/10/2016
2. In a burning sea 11/10/2016
3. For François Villon 11/10/2016
4. Your letter 11/10/2016
5. New York, September 12, 2001 11/10/2016
6. Goya 11/10/2016
7. This is the season 11/10/2016
8. The meeting 11/10/2016
9. There is no time 11/10/2016
10. Rebel song 11/10/2016
11. Today I Went Down 1/20/2003

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Today I Went Down

today I went down on your body
while windows were thick white eyes
and hearkened the clogged cavities
in the small darkroom of your chest,
hedging an eternity over the aching voice
from your gorgeous throat,
agony and exaltation flow in one divide
if I may make so bold,
your thighs are a loveword your hair
night's glittering lining of secret disport:
I aimed for the innermost moon
and rent, moved by the syntax and the slow
of sadness and of joy, so
I love you, love you so

when the blinding comes,
the discomposure of silence,
it ...

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