On Fridays we gather
as diverse as spring flowers
always reaching towards the light.
Stripping off the superfluous
to embrace the barest essence of expression.
We visit each other with a vengeance
leave comments with a passion
and lie in wait for the next Friday
to bloom all over again.
~ Rebecca Brooks ~
Rebecca hosts Haiku my Heart Friday and when I discovered this circle
of Haiku-lovers and joined in with a haiku every week, the participants
embraced me with all their kindness and love.
Every week, I look forward to Friday
Thank you Rebecca!
|Boulevard – Vlissingen
Het water weet nog
hoe het er uitzag toen men
||Boulevard – Vlissingen
The water still knows
what the town scape once looked like
when men lived humble
I have more art to share…
After all the excitement about the release of FEATURING magazine
I spend the weekend with my mom at the poetry festival in Landgraaf.
It was nice to be away from the computer, talk with my mom and the
other poets (I know most of them from former meetings), take a long
walk in the Limburg hills and listen to poetry.
Being away for the weekend means that I didn’t manage to finish my
weekly page in the Chronicles (I hope to work on it this afternoon)
but I have something else to show… ’cause I’ve been working on some
small ‘ in between works’ and I haven’t showed you those pieces yet.
add cyan, magenta, black
and yellow. Now look!
voeg cyaan, magenta, geel
en zwart toe. Kijk nou!
To order the magazine, visit the website at
The haiku was written for ”Haiku my Heart Friday.’
For more haiku and photos, visit the blogs of the other participants.
You can find the list on Recuarda Mi Corazon
Enjoy your weekend, dear ones.
I know I will
The birth of FEATURING magazine has begun!
By the end of the week, this baby will be delivered, YAY!
The cover of the magazine was the first thing that rolled out of the
printing machine – and we were there to capture the big moment!
Oh, and did you know FEATURING is on facebook too?
(*teehee* now you know.)
I have trouble sleeping lately, my head is full with everything that
is happening! The magazine is still at the printing office (we will go
there to take pictures the moment they are ready to ‘get the machines
rolling’ – probably next Monday.)
What does one do when sleep won’t come…
That’s possible, but there are more beautiful things you could do…
The day is halfway and I’m still running around like (as we say in
the Netherlands) a headless chicken…
I uploaded the photos for this post earlier today, but I could not find
words to go in this post. Not even the title… My head is somewhere else.
How come? Well, FEATURING was send to the print office today!
OHMY – In a week or so, the magazine will be born on paper.
A real magazine, MY magazine… I will be able to flip through the pages.
I’m so curious how you guys are going to like it!
It really is going to happen now and yes, I am nervous to the bone.
Sooo, I will show you last weeks artwork without much words.
I’m sure you’ll understand
Some words ‘taste better’ than other words.
Yes, ‘taste’… hold them on your tongue.
Press them against your palate like a toffee.
That is the way to taste words.
I love words.
Words like Westenwind (which is far nicer than the English ‘West wind’)
Kaleidoscoop (sounds the same in both languages)
Wasteland (which is an almost magical word. The dictionary says in Dutch:
‘woestenij’ but when you translate the word ‘waste’ it says ‘verkwist.’
‘Verkwist land’ comes more close to ‘wasteland.’)
You will find all those words in my post and/or art today.