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And yet more was said
In the space
between the breaths
between the words
Of what you thought you were trying to say,
The way your eyes looked away

Hold your tongue my love,
I already know
Joy cannot come if it cannot go
Zywa Apr 8
The calls for prayer

freeze and fall in empty streets --

as sacred snowflakes.
Novel "Midnight's Children" (1981, Salman Rushdie), chapter 3-5 "A wedding"

Collection "Low gear"
Beaver Meadow Mar 25
I love and hate to see her when she cries:
It breaks my heart like a pane of stained glass.
But having washed the windows of her eyes,
I better see her soul's amazing grace.  
And seeing me through wet-washed window panes,
She better sees my faithful love for her.
So all her tears (that fall like summer rains)
Reveal us heart and soul.  Elle est ma fleur.
Thanks be to God for tender-hearted tears
That speak a deeper truth than truthful words.
Though truthful words are health to hearing ears,
Tears speak the truth that yokes us two lovebirds.
Thanks be to God for truth that's so conveyed.  
She's fearfully and wonderfully made.
Zywa Feb 29
Grandpa is bony,

his mouth speaks clearly, even --

though he says nothing.
Poem "Grootvader" ("Grandfather", 2019, Bart Moeyaert)

Collection "Actively Passive"
Zywa Feb 15
She calls a street street,

but does not know bridges, and --

does not know dead ends.
Poem "Een groene linnenkast" - 15 ("A green linen closet" - 15, 1981, Ed Leeflang)

Brain damage or dementia

Collection "Mist-I"
Josie Jan 29
Searches the room
For your smiling face
That brightens my day
But panic sets in
Because you are not there
Don't be gone forever from my sight
There are things I wanted to say to you
Can't let that moment pass without a clue
I needed clarity from you
We all know how this ends
Radio silence till the end
Zywa Jan 27
She performs her show,

spraying at the simpletons --

her tormented looks.
Novel "Buitenstaanders" ("Outsiders", 1983, Renate Dorrestein), § 3

Collection "Actively Passive"
Zywa Jan 24
At most I myself

catch what I mean, with you it's --

Novel "Buitenstaanders" ("Outsiders", 1983, Renate Dorrestein), § 1

Collection "Wean Di"
Zywa Jan 16
Whatever you say

to somebody else, you say --

to yourself as well.
"Maurits en de feiten" ("Maurits and the facts", 1986, Gerrit Krol), § 2

Collection "On the fly"
Zywa Jan 15
They don't understand

me, so I just say something --

Novel "Maurits en de feiten" ("Maurits and the facts", 1986, Gerrit Krol), Prologue

Collection "On the fly"
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