Are you game? [Een dichter]

I need more time,
would want a word, but

the rules forbid us

I could forge but one attempt

Is this a spark or a seed,
is it destruction or foundation?

“Rien ne va plus”

An involuntary spasm /
conscientious objection

delayed decision

Did the both of us went all in?
I dare not look.

The wheel starts spinning.

Disengaging earth [Een dichter]

Your featherlight touch smacked my back
    Instigate ignition

The candlelight did blind my eyes
    Checking visuals

A passing summerbreeze scourged my skin
    Increase pressure

Hours passing at speeds of the minute hand
    Starting countdown





We left the world now, I believe
You're granting it your goodbye smile

Did I not feel enough or did I think too little?
Or is this, this cluttered haze, what is supposed to be 
manifest in a man's head / or body 
at this very hour?

 

 

 

Apologies [Een dichter]

Words I always felt were allies,
so oftentimes my only advocates.

But lexis’ presumed perfection, completeness,
failed me that night.

When I lost being able
To explicate

Both what held me back to speak
as well as
Why words were all I deemed an option.

I failed through fright
and fled.

Untitled [Een dichter]

I.

More complex than confined constriction
that is construed;

To cast my wish in flesh requires proficiency
in a language that feels foreign.

II.

To you, sculptors of your own desires

In the know, of significant skill,
graduates of proverbial grammar school;

With Bernini like vision, aware of what
the malleability of what is yours can be;

Sanctioned with a power
to breathe life, like God,

Masters of reality,
I call onto thee,
Teach me!

Alea iacta erit [Een dichter]

A trumpeter ascends the hill,
declares the conflict war.

A power-struggle thus begins,
axioms will shatter.

The challenged equilibrium,
once truth, and whole and nothing but,
becomes a battle’s centerpiece.

I am prepared to hold our ground

Despite her

soldiers wearing unobstructed reality
for uniforms.
Mine wear ideals, stone carved convictions
which are unmaneuverable.

Nothing but a Phyrric loss seems possible.

Eigen werk [Een dichter]

Met pijnlijk doeltreffende moeiteloosheid weet ze
z'n ware te ontvouwen

Nu wil hij een hele hoop onbegrijpelijkheid
onmiddelijk opwerpen

Zich vlug in mysterieuze mist en dubbelzinnige
nevelen hullen


Wat hij niet begrijpt, laat dat onbegrepen!


Hij wil haar duidingspoging snel in de kiem
doen smoren

Ten hoogste inspiratie zijnde, maar duidelijk door
hem begrenst,

Als bron voor Eigen Werk, waaruit vrijwillig
is voor te dragen


Wanneer hij heeft geschreven pas, als 't is geschapen!


Maar, 't is te laat,
geen rookgordijn volstaat meer, het en alles is helder, hij
laat 'm zich vertellen.

Van God los [Een dichter]

Vrijen
van God los
in de wijde
wereld wervelt

Die draait
en blijft

met ons
voor ons
na ons

en

Zij wil me
‘t om ons ontstelen
van straks afgewend
het nu bewonen

Vrij
en van God los
laat ik me bezeten
dit moment huisvest
ons

en dan

wervelt de wereld
weer, ondanks ons
onbewegen

Ben ik dief of bestolen?

Untitled [Een dichter]

What they call chemistry,
I’d want in man-made
measured quantity.

The often praised mystery,
let me consume it unravelled
unburdened of unknowns.

It is too important
to know

How to differentiate these:
close distances unbridgeable,
potential of far fetched proximity.

 

 

Stripped [Een dichter]

Stripped of protective garments,
naked, there Truth stood.

As an unwritten manifesto,
testament to the manifestation
of two defenseless incarnations
of desire;

Prepared to engage.

 

Edward Munch – Amor and Psyche



2017
April
1590 fucking seconds
March
23Untitled
19Baptism


2016
December
3Spring
November
17Untitled
September
4Borst
August
6The price of peace / payment due
July
24Mute, stillbirth
9Extraction
June
22Are you game?
14Disengaging earth
13Apologies
2Untitled
May
26Alea iacta erit
March
3Eigen werk
February
21Van God los
15Untitled
4Stripped
January
25Exchange rate
10Untitled


2014
December
27Haiku: Winterreise
13Machinery
November
22Untitled
September
21Stadsmagie
August
17Untitled
15De Toeschouwer
8Kussenspel
2Dure fles
July
25Untitled
22Untitled
June
30Tabula Rasa
22Plus est en moi
April
12Vreemdeling
February
5Orpheus / Opus 23 / in a-klein


2013
February
14Tantalus
10Nachtwandeling / liefdespad
10Wie is ze?
10Een wolkje


2011
October
5Untitled