Thursday, January 18, 2007

Klein Poepies/ Little Caterpillar


So klein en rein
Jy kleine goggabie
Van spel en spoeg
is jy gemaak
speel parra,
speel gogga,
jy te dierbaar mooi

speel ou dier,
geniet die baljaar
vergeet van gister.
vandag is al wat jy ken
speel gogga tussen spoeg
giggle, lag
skreeu vir Zel

die lewe is van korte duur
wees so pragtig
speel so koslik
jy is rein en mooi
liefde is al wat jy ken

Altyd tussen lag en huil
Sal Zel hier wees vir jou.


So tiny and precious
You’re a small insect
Spell and spit
Is all you know.
Play cutiepie
Play caterpillar
You so perfectly pretty

Play my sweet
Play and enjoy
Forget about yesterday
Today is all you know
Play cutie in spit,
Giggle and laugh
Shout at Zel

Life is so short
Be so beautiful
Play so cute
You are untouched and pretty
Love is all you know

Always in laughter and tears
Zel will be here for you.

Ps: Any tears that happen to fall on any readers cheek about my bad paint shop job( I am writer, ok). I will email you a tissue just in close your e-mail address.

13 comments:

JR's Thumbprints said...

Reminds me of William Blake's "Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience" where we're born into this world sweet and innocent. Only difference is your poem is filled with hope because the caterpillar will turn into a butterfly; whereas, in "Songs of Experience," according to Blake, we get much older and more corrupt. Nicely written.

etain_lavena said...

Thanks JR....she is so perfect and we will help her not to become corrupt best we can....HOPE is all we have I guess in life the world is so filled with ugly things that sometimes we need to focus on what is beautiful.
Thanks for comment...I will read that William dude poem now.

ShadowFalcon said...

thanks for translating.

Its a lovely piece. I look forward to reading more :-)

captain corky said...

That's a very touching and inspiring poem. My wife's pregnant so were pretty excited.

Nosjunkie said...

that was beutifull
The girl across from is in her 5th month and it braught her to tears

etain_lavena said...

Ahhh guys.....goodluck with the baby Capitan, and with the girl across from you Nos....its really kewl having the little one around(even if she is my sister's)
My Pleasure shadow!!!

Donsie said...

Children are the bigist joy I think. Well done Boo

etain_lavena said...

Thanks Donsie!

SaM-GiRL said...

Baie mooi geskryf, jy kan sien jys BAIE lief vir haar.

etain_lavena said...

Dankie Sam....Jaaaaa, baie lief!!

Anonymous said...

Zel's Twin,

Inspiring words. "Zel" jy is ons inspiration dag tot dag Poepies is net so baie lief vir jou. Love is deep, so deep......

etain_lavena said...

Dankie Sus....HUGZ and KISSES

Gremlin said...

Baie Nice....

Wel kan ongelukkig niks meer se nie maar regtig baie nice...