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Summer Tour

Shards of a future past
July 09, 2020

Summer takes mercy on our days now. In the long, warm light, a temporary infinity unfolds itself, freed from the compelling rhythm of daily schedules and haste. A time without news, gooseberry time, although we know that life continues in all its shades from cheerful to sad. Sometimes we experience this first-hand, sometimes we only find out later. We look at our surroundings in a different way, we search for new ones too, we look toward the horizon to discover our own expanses. We pause, make way for our senses. If we’re lucky we manage to think around the fixed choreography of reasoning. We cherish the moments that we later dare to call poetic. Like the moments captured in the poems on this tour. Summer, hushed and restrained, is expressed in the signs of underlying reality. Enjoy this brief journey in the company of poets who also wish to look straight into the sun and will not ignore its frayed edges and shards... Bon voyage!

© Jan Baeke
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Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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