I sketch my thoughts,
the staff of my life;
in cryptic codes.
I listen to the power of words,
and follow the trail of
deeply engraved memories
in the luring dance of my dreams…
I grab passionately
to the words sourced by my senses,
to the enlightenment they bring;
to me… and through me.
I realize the entanglement.
They become my breathing in the wind,
my tears when disappointment strikes
and the creative outlet of my thinking.
I then shape them;
colourfully and concisely
My poems are the whispers of my soul.
Ilse Goschus is a published author and a recently qualified journalist.
(Her Afrikaans book of short stories: ‘Die Genadekinders’, was published in 2007.
As an intern journalist at “The Emerald Times Online, a Canadian based online newspaper, more than 100 of her articles were published (in English) globally.
She had been in Education for many years, as a teacher and manager, but has decided to focus more on her writing; story writing and especially the writing of poetry. She writes in English and Afrikaans.