Beyond land & sea

There used to be a picture in the old biscuit tin
on which two images overlapped each other
non recognizable.
They talked about mountains, distant worlds and seas
about latitudes distant in time and place.

 

Vroeger was er een foto in de oude koektrommel
waarop twee beelden elkaar overlapten.
geen van beiden herkenbaar.
Ze gingen over bergen, verre werelden en zeeën
Over verre contreien in tijd en plaats.

 

Autrefois il y avait une photo dans la vielle boîte à gâteaux
sur laquelle deux mondes se chevauchèrent.
Ni l’un ni l’autre reconnaissable.
Ils parlaient de montagnes, de mondes lointains et de mers
de latitudes lointaines dans le temps et l’espace.

 


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About Martinke

Born in Holland (The Netherlands), after a short art & theatre study, I left my home country on the age of 19 to travel the world (I thought). Ever since I’m the “TravelerWhoStayed” on my way between past, future & languages. For more than 45 years I live in southern France, puzzled by life and the strangeness of walking around for a while on planet Earth. Writing words, stories, texts, making pictures, images, has become an obsession to me, while being lost between languages. View all posts by Martinke

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