“Afrikengels” poem – if you understand Afrikaans and English – you must read this.

Read the following poem in English and then in Afrikaans. How amazing is this?

The poem was shown to us by Len Keating during our isiXhosa lesson. Len’s new lessons will start shortly, if you are interested contact len@africanvoices.co.za

MY STORIES BEGIN AS LETTERS

My pen is my wonderland.

Word water in my hand.

In my pen is wonder ink.

My stories sing. My stories sink.

My stories loop. My stories stop.

My pen is my wondermop.

Drink letters. Drink my ink.

My pen is blind. My stories blink.