Friday, September 16, 2022


Poetry has a much longer 'shelf life'. Prose, and especially contemporary 'pop' prose, has a much shorter life span, is more tendentious and therefore more volatile.

Poetry is like a painting; even after centuries, people still can admire it.

The poet is someone who describes his fall
from his tumble to the earth.

A tear is the magnifying glass of the soul;
what you see through it is poetry.

Also see:

Frozen poets - Sculptures, graves and other traces of poets

Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry