Trekkerswee

Met tekeninge van J.H. Pierneef

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Author: Totius (J.D. du Toit)
Language: Afrikaans
Wordcount: 10,685 / 40 pg
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,913
Added to site: 2005.08.19
mnybks.net#: 11463
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

"Hul leed blyk dan 'n wolk so rein.
Op huweliksdag
'n soete oorwinningsvrede skyn
in purperprag.

"Maar--die oorlogswoord roep haastig rond.
'Ag, Hendrik, hoe's ons droom so kort!'--
Liefs kort gedroom, as Britse grond
en slawe word.'

"Sy swyg. Sy perdjie huppel al
na Laingsnek weg.
Hy sink met wein'ge in Natal
om ver te veg.

"Dis duisternis en stille nag.
'My vriend, ek sterf by die eerste lig,'--
so spreek hy sag,
'maar Lettie wag haar eerste wig.

"'Laat sy my verre graf hom wys
en eewge trou laat sweer.'
Hy sterf--die dure prys
van vaderland en eer.--

"'n Moeder veeg haar trane af.
'n Kinderhand die kransie hou.
Hul staan voor 'n gesonke graf.
Dit was die eerste daad van trou."

XV

Die nag is heen, die môre is grys;
'n plaat van tente en waens wys
waar Perdekraal se steenhoop rys

teen hoë hange.

Daar staan hul aan die grond gepénd
die geweltj

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2005.10.25
Karel Kriel
****.

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