Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Silly Thing

1977: Sheila met Pat and Peter Read, who were dairy farming in a nearby district outside East London, by going to inseminate some of their cows. We became fast friends with them. Peter had been at Pretoria Boys’ High School … Continue reading

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A PIANO for to PLOUGH

1976. Briefly, Sheila and I lived in the farmhouse that she had rented from pig-farmer, Dr Blumenthal, near East London, Eastern Cape. After the long road-trip from the Northern Transvaal, we had unloaded our two pigs, Emma and Ferreira, at … Continue reading

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Acorn After Fire

So, I met a newly kindled light; Too comforting to trust at once, too deep and warm. Then I had to meet myself again, To see my newly ‘lumined face to search for harm. I was whole and new, fresh … Continue reading

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Sitting in Judgement

Although there were gaps of a year or two, sometimes, between seeing each other, my friend, Jed (Charles Howard) the snake-man, and I kept in loose contact. He and Valery Gillespie got so quietly married in a magistrate’s court that … Continue reading

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