Matete Motsoaledi

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Matete is a performance poet based in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. He writes mostly in his native Sepedi language and accasionally in English. His writing is focused on social conditions which includes politics which he does not shy from.

He is one of the contributors of 'an anthology of Mpumalanga indegineous language poetry' titled Bantu Letters (published in 2011) . He ... more »

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Awe Gust

The wind whirls
And stirs the dust
Leaving the grass with nothing to anchor

It is the august wind
That blows so viciously
After the winter’s chill
Has tormented the frail shrubs

It blows dust in my face
As if to spite me
For I can do nothing to stop it

But somewhere in me
I smile in defiance
Because I know
That the next season is spring

But unlike the august wind
I have no one to spite
I curse and praise nature at the same time
For the august wind
And the life that buds in spring

Through these episodes
I get ...

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