Poet David Carolissen

David Carolissen

David Carolissen Poems

  • 1.  
    I realized with trepidation
    that you fast growing up.
    Soon you, and many of your generation
    will graduate from childhood
    ...
  • 2.  
    Yield to love; both a proper self-love
    and a sincere love for others.
    One that will do no harm to you or your neighbor,
    both here and for eternity.
    ...
  • 3.  
    Yes we were poor, what da hell?
    My parents could not read or write
    It was a struggle to finish Matric with candle light.
    When others kids could have their rapports signed
    ...
  • 4.  
    Generasies wat was, was en wat is sal spoedig ook nie meer wees nie,
    die sterre wat die hemelruim van my tydgenote verlig, word beurtelings uitgedoof.
    Een vir een word die fondasie-leêrs van ons gemeenskap weg geroep,
    stadig maar seker word hulle voorbeeld van nederige diens
    ...
  • 5.  
    The uniformed steps measured, prepared, rehearsed
    Unlike our hearts, the world …

    The coffin disappointingly small,
    ...
Total 5 poems written by poet David Carolissen


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Give me the scorn of the stars and a peak defiant;
Wail of the pines and a wind with the shout of a giant;
Night and a trail unknown and a heart reliant.

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