My Ancestors

If they knew
How to write
They could have written a poem

One poem of love
One poem of suspense
One poem of joy
One poem of Bantwane's History
One poem of Mateya's whereabouts
One poem of South African old way of celebration

And then they rest
Then rest in peace my ancestors

by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya

Comments (2)

I am officially a super-fan of Philip Levine's poetry. H cannot put his pen to paper without writing a real world
YOSSEL PRYSZKULNIK was my grand uncle and also PHILIP LEVINE is my cousin and write after a long trip in Spain (Momtjuich) for my father DAVID BER PRYSZKULNIK... 'The Survivor' with the french carrugated 'CITROEN' car to go from our home in NIMES to ARLES ...POETRY IS ALSO IN THE SAME TIME REALITY ALFRED PRYSZKULNIK