Friday, June 21, 2013

JOS STEEGSTRA (1940 - 2002) 2

Poetry is living after an ice age, beginning all over again without materials: I enter the process of being called and give names.

Poets are not silent but keep still about what I am looking for: an unpolished, hard core to live with, to die with.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Writing a poem concerns a painful area, a graze, an open nerve which only closes when you know you shouldn't alter one more word, that everything you wanted to say has been said.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

HERMAN DE CONINCK (1944 - 1997) 2

I believe poetry is the science of missing.

Poetry is the only domain where ignorance can beat academicism.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013


A poem is a photograph, the poet however is the dark room.

Sent by Bert Bevers

W.H. AUDEN (1907 - 1973) 2

Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.

A poet will always have a sneaking regard for luck because he knows the role which it plays in poetic composition. Something unexpected is always turning up, and though he knows that the Censor (in him) has to pass it, the memory of the lucky dip is what he treasures.