It’s the second time this year I went photographing a poppy. The first time they had left – disappeared – when I came back. You know you have to photograph them immediately when you see them. So this time I grabbed my camera and went back as soon as possible. There they were. Waiting for my come back. I love them. It’s because of their fragility and drapery. You can look trough them if you wish. So today I feel lucky.
Today it’s time for potatoes. Just before a cloud-burst I arrivered at my kitchen-garden. A huge cloud full of rain exploded above my head. So I had had little time to shove some potatoes and some salad. My daily meal: I like it especially now when it comes from my own garden. I recommand it to everyone.
I like forms. Especially black and white forms. And if they come from nature I like them very much. I feel like Gaudi. He too liked forms from nature. He placed them in his famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. I have been there a long time ago and climbed all the stairs. You can watch his forms from above, over the city. Maybe you see my forms too.
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
According to the title of the book of Francesc Miralles and Héctor García, Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese secret for better sleeping, lower stress and a healthy, more happy life. Today I planned a trip by bike in order to catch a glimpse of Shinrin-Yoku, somewhere in the polder I live. Because it’s raining I stay at home. Surprisingly I found Shinrin-Yoku in my garden at the back of my home. I did not know I was that rich. It proved to me you do not have to walk to Santiago de Compostela in order to find happiness. It’s in your back-garden!
Did you know every cherry is unique. And every potato too. Did you know that?
Therefore it is strange to see people acting like others because they are unique too. It’s the miracle of live. Although, knowing is different from feeling.
I think feeling unique is the best way to performance. It’s a matter of adding something.
May be that’s why they throw a net over the cherry tree. They know and feel they are unique and have to take care. That’s what they do at Villa Augustus in Dordrecht (Holland).
A restaurant with a secret garden.
A unique place to be.