Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rebel Song (edited)

"Give me a pen
so I may sing
life is not in vain

give me that love
which never rots between fingers
give me a love
as I want to give you one

my dove

grant me a heart
that will pulsate will beat
throb stronger than the white beating
heart of a frightened dove in the dark
knock louder than butter bullets

give me two lips
and bright ink for tongue
to write the earth
one big letter
filled with the milk of mercy."

-Breyton Breytonbach

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