Wednesday, October 23, 2019

PEER VAN MEER (3)


Only the poem is an Aleph, a place where things don’t jostle one another for a moment but where they are reconciled with each other and the ALL.



My standards for what poetry is, for what poetry should be, are: the poet has something to say; he has mastered his language; he is musically gifted; he is serious.



The poet is born again and again in the poem he gave birth to himself.





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



www.alberthagenaars.nl

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

ARMANDO (3)


I live with the hope there will be no more poems. Then there are some stupid poems again and I think: may I take a nap? A guy like me has to write them down and before you realize you have a new collection.



Each poem is a thruth in itself. What Goethe once described as “schon dagewesen und noch da der Geist h├Ątte es ohnehin erfunden”.



‘Les chants de Maldoror’ by Lautreamont has also been very important to me. But I never managed to finish the book. Every now and then I had to stop because I found it so beautiful.




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



www.alberthagenaars.nl