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Poem

Jan Lauwereyns

FORGETTING HAPPENS

What a bitter day
it has kept being

the wind keeps howling
back there in my memory implant

strange lives keep swimming
forwards backwards

schools of fish dead issues

my windscreen wipers minimal

the rain
the squeaking

the nightingale’s flight

do you hate it
is it raining

washing across and away.

VERGETEN VINDT PLAATS

VERGETEN VINDT PLAATS

Wat een bittere dag is het
geweest zijnde
 
de wind ruist
achter in mijn geheugenimplantaat
 
vreemde levens zwemmen
voorwaarts achterwaarts
 
scholen vissen dode vraagstukken
 
het minimale van mijn ruitenwissers
 
de regen
het piepen
 
de vlucht van de nachtegaal
 
haat je het
regent het
 
wast het over en weg. 
Close

FORGETTING HAPPENS

What a bitter day
it has kept being

the wind keeps howling
back there in my memory implant

strange lives keep swimming
forwards backwards

schools of fish dead issues

my windscreen wipers minimal

the rain
the squeaking

the nightingale’s flight

do you hate it
is it raining

washing across and away.

FORGETTING HAPPENS

What a bitter day
it has kept being

the wind keeps howling
back there in my memory implant

strange lives keep swimming
forwards backwards

schools of fish dead issues

my windscreen wipers minimal

the rain
the squeaking

the nightingale’s flight

do you hate it
is it raining

washing across and away.
Sponsors
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
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère