Vrede in Afrikaans
"Vrede" (peace), "Vreedsaamheid", "Sekerheid", "Doodskiet" (calm), "Gerus" (calm), "Gemoedsrus" (peace of mind), "Harmonie" (peace), "Kalm" (calm, tranquil), "Kalmeer" (calm), "Kalmte" (peace), "Pouse" (calm, tranquility), "Rus" (calm, tranquility), "Rustigheid" (peace) "Sekerheid", "Slag" (calm), "Stilstand (calm, tranquility), "Stilte" (peace), "Veiligheid" (peace), "Verneder" (calm), "Verslaan" (calm), "Vrede" (peace), "Vreedsaamheid" (peace), in Afrikaans (afr) close to Dutch spoken in South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia.
"Goeiemôre Môre Vrede" (good morning peace).
Peace is a South African Town
"Vrede" is a South African town
60 km south of Standerton
216 km south-east of Johannesburg
founded on the farm Krynauwslust in 1863
proclaimed a town 16 years later
"Vrede" is peace in Afrikaans
one of 11 offical South African languages
the name stuck to the town
afrter the settlement of a dispute
over the proposed site of the town
Vredefort another South African town
15 km south-west of Parys
76 km north-north-east of Kroonstad
laid out on the farm Vischgat in 1876
proclaimed 5 years later
called Vredefort or Fort of Peace
"Vredenburg" formerly known
as "Procesfontein" or lawsuit fountain
165 km north-north-west of Cape Town
11 km north-north-east of Saldanha
given the name Town of Peace in 1875
"Vrede" is also peace in Dutch
Poem by Kimberly Burnham on Poemhunter
Caribbean mother's sang to their babies
angry merchants shouted
tribesman negotiated in so many
different now forgotten languages
obscured by the words rolling off
the tongues of
French traders and Dutch merchants
Spanish now voiced by the most
on the largest
Cuba and Dominican Republic
where men and women discuss Paz
Peace in English the state language of many
Barbados, British Virgin Islands,
Cayman Islands, Dominica,
Jamaica and all the Saints,
sharing Puerto Rico with Spanish
On the compass points peace in European
languages standing strong in the Caribbean
Spanish pas to the West and Central
English peace to the North and East
French paix sharing the East and Central
Dutch vrede to the South
Mother's chant paix to their babies in Haiti,
Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St. Martin.
Vrede in Dutch full of good intentions in
Curacao, St Maarten and tiny islands
Indigenous languages buried deep
some pushing up expanding
a few lay dying
several birthing a new
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