They hang on your arms

Flashing their red bodies upwards

Local bronzing studio you are

A sudden cold breeze disturbs,

You rustle as it exposes more

Slowly your clothes float to the ground

More naked makes more in-come

For the yellow goddesses fans

Attach themselves to your strands

The winter removes all your beauty

Still you beat all vegetation

As the tiny winged creatures

Always choose you

 

 

Frühlingsgefühle

By Alexandra Scott

 

Purple blossoms scattered

Across the rugged roads

Display new Frühlingsgefühle

Begin with bubbling butterflies

Bloom into wordless whispers

With long-lingering lips

Twitters fill the morning air

Imitating lovers echoes

Playing trivial games

Passionate heat emerges

Sprouting pleasurable days

As sunbeam giggles fill hearts

Budding fields of orange pearls

Break up winter’s heavy gloom

Like caressing of intertwined fingers

Sweet smell of sweat

Mixed among the tufts of grass

Fresh wash of the earthy ground

Memories spring into cosmos

Kaleidoscopic intentions grow

Loves beauty bruises

 

Perdeby often gets asked if we have a space for poetry in the paper. Now we do. If you think your poetry should appear in this space, send an email to perdeby@up.ac.za. Submissions may not be more than 300 words and may not have any unusual layout features. See the Perdeby letter policy for other guidelines.

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