Friday, October 27, 2017

HORSE


I’m proud that I have a good poem
It's like the horse's eyes,
all warmth and deep feeling.




Hadaa Sendoo, from 'Mongolian Blue Spots', Demer Press, 2017.


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

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry


www.alberthagenaars.nl

Friday, September 15, 2017

SELFISHNESS


All art is a sacrifice. As soon as selfishness rules, it corrupts the faculties. Only the harmonious poethood is great. Everything disharmonious disrupts the soul. This confronts the human being with his surroundings. The true poet knows what his inspiration is worth, also for others, whether they are listening or not. For him its not about an acknowledgement in the wavering opinion of a contemporary. He finds his certainties within himself. They are realized in his work.



Anton van Duinkerken



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

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry


www.alberthagenaars.nl

Saturday, May 27, 2017

FISHERMAN


A poet is a fisherman who still finds thoughts in dark water, between fishes flashing by.



Karina Baggermans



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

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry


www.alberthagenaars.nl
Poetry doesn't carry any message and isn't necessarily strengthened by an elevated form. Jan Jacob Slauerhoff