I have written a few poems. The first, God’s tears, started from a few lines that were whispered to me. I knew then that this had to become a poem. At another time, when I was enjoying autumn, I just wanted to celebrate that with Herfst.
Watching the night
I look Into the night. It seems to be at rest. This moment when the people sleep, So still. I feel The eerie light, It cools my fevered mind. The silence slowly teaches me: Be still. I see The quiet space. My soul that would not sleep, Now, watching in the night, receives Some peace.Read more →
The face of anger
The following poem is a metaphor describing something I saw when I was looking into some depths of my inner self. I have always been afraid about some darkness I felt in myself, worried if perhaps something bad had happened that I had pushed away and forgotten. One day, I decided to pray about this, … Continue reading The face of angerRead more →
Dear Mother Mary
Dear mother Mary, How could you assent, And give your heart To let it be rent? I look at your face, So peaceful above. You overcame fear, Because you had love. Your gentle reproof Alights on me: “Can you not trust, Let questions be?” I know I have failed, What can I say. “Lord, let … Continue reading Dear Mother MaryRead more →
De zon streelt de gouden bladeren //
De aarde houdt haar adem in //
De tijd van afscheid is gekomen //
Nu nog de verwondering.
For Grandpa, with love
Grandpapa Did you know My burning heart My desire to show What did you see When you sat so still Drawn back in your chair Where nothing could kill I saw you My heart full of love And I looked up To heaven above We shall meet again We will both be whole We will … Continue reading For Grandpa, with loveRead more →
God begged me out To walk in the rain. His tears fell on me, Was He feeling pain? He cried over me, It made me start. Don’t cry, dear Lord, I will change my heart! Tears poured down, I continued my way. Tears of joy? Or sadness About my delay? Dear Lord, I cried, You … Continue reading God’s TearsRead more →