Uitskrop

Gedigte wat gietvorms breek

Herzogpryswenner Johan Myburg se jongste digbundel, Narreskip, uitgegee deur Protea Boekhuis, word vandeesmaand bekendgestel. Hier is ’n voorsmakie.

 OGGEND II

Nee wag, dit lyk tóg daar is in die hawe

nog ’n skip om onder seil te gaan, ’n bark

wat voorlopig aansloep teen die kaai, vrag

inneem en proviand vergaar. Dié klein ark

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wat nou nog ligweg lê en skommel, vaar

aanstons verder as die kus van Spanje,

verby Melkart se pilare die onbekende

in, drywend in die rigting van Kokanje –

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verder wes as waar die son verdwyn – of lê

dae lank traag en roerloos dalk, die oseaan

’n see van glas. Sou seile span, stywer staan

in wind, sou sy terstond op loop kon gaan,

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golwe kon klief, weg kon kom van skole

remora wat aansuig teen die kiel, of los

van alge, eend- en ander mossels, van

stringe wier wat welig onderwater tros,

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van tonnelende skeepswurm. En trek

dié wurmgate die skifgevrete skip

dieper diepsee in, verby dorade, verby

vis wat sing, blou deur deinings glip,

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dieper die donkerte in waar die Leviatan lê

en vrot, weet sy indommelend, dom

en sonder sekerheid, dat deur dié loergate

’n ander kim mettertyd in sig kan kom.

Uit Narrseskip deur Johan Myburg, Protea Boekhuiis, 2022

Lees is altyd in die mode

Today I’d like to sit and read. Forget I have a job I need. Ignore the things I have to do. And just enjoy a book or two. Anonymous

My summer reading suggestion: Pick a really famous, really long novel. Maria Semple

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet. Jhumpa Lahiri

Read. Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read. Dr Seuss

Reading is like travel, allowing you to exit your own life for a bit, and to come back with a renewed, even inspired, perspective. Laurie Helgoe

But usually, I watched Linda read. I couldn’t believe she’d read so much in summer! Sometimes she laughed, reading her book, and one time she even cried. I didn’t know how anyone could make such a big deal about books. Alex Flynn

There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs. Henry Ward Beecher

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.  Philip Pullman

SKROP is ‘n aanlyn-publikasie oor goeie boeke, vermaak, kuns en kos.

Wie is ons

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Redakteur Boeke:
Riana Wilkens
Redakteur Uiteet:
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Paul Boekkooi
Redakteur Kuns:
Johan Myburg
Redakteur Kaapstad:
Mariana Malan
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Marselé Prinsloo
Kunstenaar:
Alisa Rebel

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For the artilleryman, it is perhaps easier to maintain an arm’s length relationship with death on the battlefield. You seldom see the ugly fruits of your labours, unlike your infantry comrades. The disconnect between the gun and the casualty, handily afforded by the distance between gun and target, somehow makes it like a firing squad. Twelve men fire at a single target, all at the same time. Whose bullet actually takes the life? Aside from ranging shots, our fire missions entailed four guns in a troop firing multiple rounds for effect at multiple targets. Which fragment of shrapnel from which projectile from which gun killed which of the corpses that littered that battlefield? Impossible to tell, but that does not in any way release me from the culpability for those deaths, for the windrows of corpses, the shattered bodies, the lives snuffed out in an instant, and the mortally wounded who suffered a lingering death.

Across the Border, Surviving the Secret War in Angola by Norman McFarlane, Tafelberg, 2022

When the other ladies saw how well Stephen danced, he found he could have any partner he wished for. After the lady in the gown of the colour of storms, shadows and rain he danced with a young lady who had no hair, but who wore a wig of shining beetles that swarmed and seethed upon her head. His third partner complained bitterly whenever Stephen’s hand happened to brush against her gown; she said it put her gown off singing; and when Stephen looked down, he saw that her gown was indeed covered with tiny mouths which opened and sang a little tune in a series of high, eerie notes.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury, 2004

Lees nog aanhalings

Boeke

Riana Wilkens kies goeie biografieë en skryf oor The Magician deur Colm Tóibín en Cloud Cuckoo Land deur Anthony Doer

Voorstoep

Schalk Schoombie skryf oor vloekende gedigte en gesels met Hertzogpryswenner en digter Johan MyburgMercy Kannemeyer skryf oor Generasie Angstig: Millenniërs

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In die begin

Openingsparagrawe

Vermaak

Schalk Schoombie resenseer die fliek CODAKobus Burger resenseer die fliek Palm Springs; Paul Boekkooi resenseer die flieks Belfast, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley en West Side Story

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Encore

Paul Boekkooi resenseer Piaf and Brel by Montecasino

Kuns

Haasbek deur Toast Coetzer; Padkos deur Lien Botha; 5 vrae aan die Rosendalse kunstenaar, Lein Smuts

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Kos

Kobus Burger eet by die Victoria-boetiekhotel in Hofmeyr, Oos-Kaap; Riana se feestelike somerslaai; Maklike sosatiemarinade vir Braaidag; SJA de Villiers se pannekoekresep

Kortstories

Anderkant die drumpel deur Dominique Fischedick; Anderkant Heathrow deur Anton Dockel; Omdraai deur Elmi Smith; Uit die newels deur Magdalena Louw; Die ou man op die bed deur Alma Swart; Skryf in vir ons nuwe kortstoriedstrydDie nuwe begin.

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