Here is a poem. It is very short. It is not by me (I wish). I love it.
the sea is so heavy inside us
and i won’t sleep tonight.
i have buckets of memory in a jar
that i keep for days and nights like these.
© 2000, Mxolisi Nyezwa
From: Song Trials
Publisher: University of Natal Press (Gecko Poetry), South Africa
ISBN: 0 86980 9768
How is that for South African talent? Nyezwa is from the Eastern Cape. He often writes about the sea. One day when I am an employed person I am going to buy his poetry collection, Song Trials.
P.S. I am trying to compile a booklist for next year, when I want to read everything I can get my hands on. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I usually only read fiction but if there are any non-fiction books that you think I should read then please suggest them too.