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from Exile’s Re-Initiation

2009 February 9
by Cosmo Pieterse

I. Painter, Maker, Musician

                     No poem is ever completed
                     No dance knows the perfect
                     Beat of his heart when the dancer’s feet are toeless and so
defeated
                     But we go on, we go on and act

                     We go on and act
                     Now that the circle is drawn

                     Now that the circle is drawn
                     You can see the dim outlines of dawn

                     You can see the dim outlines of lawns and a dawn
                     On the horizon of our faces
                     And each who follows will follow a line and trace
anew a new shape whatever the line he retraces.

                     Each who follows will follow,
                             will follow a line and trace anew,
                                       and trace anew a new shape–
                             whatever the line he retraces:

                     Mountain, or ocean, or fire, or the sky’s grey arc:
                             he will wield a palette of possible poems.

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Johannesburg at Dawn

3 Responses leave one →
  1. February 9, 2009

    “And each who follows will follow a line and trace
    anew a new shape whatever the line he retraces.” Nice.

  2. Ghirmai Negash permalink
    June 29, 2009

    Dear everybody,

    I have been wondering about the whereabouts of the great South African artist and teacher Professor Cosmo Pieterse? Could anyone, please, give me any information about his circumstances?
    Thank you.
    GN

  3. August 21, 2009

    Hello, I believe that I can tell you where he is located.

    Scott

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