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Zywa Mar 6
I like early mornings
then I'm on my way with a cart
and every day I find something
that has been put on the pavements
of the city, a teapot
tools, books, mikado
an outdated radio
a kitchen chair and stuff

In the winter I rummage about in the pub
in the summer along the canals
A failed, sometimes beloved man

Till my true one and I
will occupy an empty house
with a teapot, books, mikado
tools, an outdated radio
a kitchen chair and stuff
Collection "Migration"
Zywa Dec 2023
It is windless
Plastic water in the canal
I'm having dinner with my mother

Then I linger at the crossroads
on the way home
My rooms are so empty

and you live nearby
I can go to you
and yet I can't

Behind the thin curtains
is the street, the city, alive
Nobody sees me

I'd like to read love letters
from you, confessions
that you never wrote to me

I keep thinking about that -
waiting for sleep, lying still
like a doll
Collection "Slow circles"
Zywa Oct 2023
True Love! Be happy

when you find it, be happy --

you're looking for it.
Novel "Lighthousekeeping" (2004, Jeanette Winterson), chapter Great Exhibition [AD 1851]

Collection "Loves Tricks Gains Pains in the 0s"
Zywa Jul 2023
My love must not seem

like desperation, that would --

be a proposal.
Novel "De laatste kans - De geschiedenis van een liefde" ("The last chance - The history of a love", 1960, Simon Vestdijk), chapter 3-3

Collection "Inmost"
Zywa Nov 2022
I'm whirling, whirling

around my heart, there's a gate --

it's the gate to love.
The Sama-ritual of the Sufis (whirling trance dance)

"Kärleken" ("Love", 2005, Jila Mossaed)

Collection "Loves Tricks Gains Pains in the 0s and 10s"
Zywa Oct 2022
I saw 'Les amants'

and then I walked home, longing --

to love as they did.
Memoires "Het verkoolde alfabet" (Memoirs "The carbonised alphabet", 1992, Paul de Wispelaere)

Collection "Loves Tricks Gains Pains in the 80s and 90s"
Zywa Sep 2022
On vacation it is different
Then you are the man
I saw in you

then we do everything together
then we look together
viewed as together -

the outside of it
our two bodies
which are curiously scanned

through our clothes
We see it happen
and we see ourselves

as desirable persons
with ****** skin and lips
that laugh and whisper sweetly

I imagine it while
I wait for the kettle
Let's go on vacation
Collection "More"
Zywa Aug 2022
He is leaving me,

though I tried my best so much --

It was not enough.
Dagboekroman "Allesverpletterende - Faxen aan Ger #3" (Diary-novel "All-crushing - Faxing to Ger #3", July 7th, 1998, published 2019, Nicolien Mizee)

Collection "Out of place"
Zywa May 2022
Beyond the ideas

of we and they is a field --

where I wait for you.
Ghazal 171 'A great wagon' part 3: 'Beyond Islam and unbelief' (Rumi, Quatrain, Isf 158 / F 395,13th century)

Collection 'SoulSenseSun'
Zywa Feb 2022
Again no message

in a bottle, no true love --

beginning for me.
"Vindeling" ("Findling", 2019, Vonne van der Meer)

Collection "VacantVoid"
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