Poems

Poems in English.
I write most of my poems in Dutch though (see Gedichten).
By translating them they would loose parts of their meaning, their rhythm, their appeal.

BG 151 – Wagging Weightlessness (Tautogram)

why would we wonder
while whole worlds with wings
wrestle whoever, whatever, whenever
wholeheartedly willing wonderment

witty window-ledges wither with
words written where wildlife wanes
what will withdrawal waste
when wild winds want womanhood

women whose wisecrack wisdom
wills wonderful well-aimed worlds
within wintertime wondrous walls
while wilderness wantingly waits
wagging weightlessness

BG 140 – Haiku (EN)

head absorbed in phone
luckily just avoided:
homo appicus

BG 137 – Average city folks

look at them go
between the houses
offices, apartment buildings, high-rises
over asphalt, along concrete
hurried, rushed, stressed
constantly surrounded by
noise, light, bustle
traffic, commerce
traffic jams, air pollution
their gaze and attention on
their electronics

barely aware of
their own inner self, let alone
of nature, of the
wonder of the universe
that surrounds them
of life itself …

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BG 117 – Sea

Sea - Photo animated GIF with painted background of 1.5 cm squares in acrylic paint and digital text that load bit by bit.


Achtergrond bestaat uit vierkantjes van 1,5 cm, geschilderd met acrylverf.
Tekst is digitaal toegevoegd.
(Met een knipoog naar grafisch ontwerpers voor het lettertype…)

Background consists of 1.5 cm squares, painted with acrylic paint.
Text has been added digitally.
(With a wink to graphic designers for the font…)

* Tip: Shop

BG 115 – Haiku (EN)

between the rubbish
of the fierce last winter storm
timid small crocus

BG 114 – Forest

Forest - Photo animated GIF with painted background of 1.5 cm squares in acrylic paint and digital text that load bit by bit.


Achtergrond bestaat uit vierkantjes van 1,5 cm, geschilderd met acrylverf.
Tekst is digitaal toegevoegd.
(Met een knipoog naar grafisch ontwerpers voor het lettertype…)

Background consists of 1.5 cm squares, painted with acrylic paint.
Text has been added digitally.
(With a wink to graphic designers for the font…)

* Tip: Shop

BG 107 – Haiku (EN)

winter at the hearth
thick book gentle in both hands
glowing adventure

BG 86 – Blackout Poem

Blackout Poem

She wore
water droplets
on
her eyebrows
and
she spoke of
interest in life
realized
at least
in the pur-
suance of
satisfaction

BG 71 – Blackout Poem

Blackout Poem

The noise of
better places to go
her staying out all night
calm down
no reason to
be reasonable

BG 46 – Blackout Poem

Blackout Poem

She was
a typical
beauty
fabulous
her lips were
generous
But…
said to him
About that night, about us
let’s not talk about it
It’s over
He thought
I can’t hear a thing

BG 29 – Mona

Daddy daddy daddy
daddy daddy!
Yes, sweetheart?
I’m going to fly daddy daddy.
Good.

She takes off and jumps high
with a big turn, look at her fly …

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