Woman With The Cello (In Answer To Johann Johl) - Poem by Gert Strydom
Next to an apple tree at a crossroad
a woman plays a song of love
which is swept away by the wind,
as she plays a cello at her thigh
the wind blows swishing past and she is alone
and wonders when spring will come
with the apple tree blooming again
and half-blinded she plays
with her heart that she pours into the song.
Three howling foxes are caught by the melody
and they linger as if they are hanging onto the tune
while she plays with deep a deep kind of longing.
[References: Painting: "Woman with the cello and foxes" by Andrzej Busza. Gedig: "Vrou met tjello en jakkalse" (Woman with the cello and foxes) by Johann Johl.]
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