Somebody asked to create a poet for an organisation. I agreed without any hesitation. It had to be about nature. So the subject feels ‘close to home’, because that’s what I did before. ‘It has to be a new one’, she said. Well….. that’s more complex, because I cannot organise poetry on command.

As a matter of fact nature has to catch me. Today I saw a bush with red berries. And immediately I started my writing in Dutch (sorry)


Vandaag zag ik in rood en groen

een wereld vol van zomer

een belofte, die leek als toen

toen jij keek, gelijk een dromer

het bracht de eerste zoen