Verhalend

Verhalend

Een man
van iets
onder
middelbare leeftijd
– althans zo oogt hij –
luistert niet
snel genoeg
naar
de muziek
van zijn
puberzoon

Boosheid

Verdriet

Teleurstelling

Boosheid

Stemverheffing

Stilte

Zwijgen

Schijnbare onverschilligheid

Onbegrip

Onvermogen
het tij
te keren

Divergeren
moet
voor vrijheid
van
eigen ontwikkeling

Convergeren
komt later
weer

Samen.

What we really mean

We may not truly be
because of others
I know you see
I’m sure

Others who
had captivated
us before

We did us

Are they still
who they once
were to us?

I know we aren’t

Do they still
mean the same?

I know we don’t
I know we don’t

Now you first
need to sort out
yours

As I need mine

Answer who they
were and are and
what they meant
and what they
really mean

Yours to you
mine to me

Before we can
really know who
we are
and what we
really mean

When we say

I love you.

True Beauty

They say beauty
is in the eye
of the beholder.

Thus I already
taught myself to see
the sun
to shine.

But now it shines
so much brighter knowing
– since the day you said that –
you are mine.

Since my head
may rest
with eyes closed
on your safe
and peaceful
shoulder

I learned
to see
true beauty
to be mine.

Ongevonden Woorden

Zo nu en dan
op een
opeens moment

tracht ik je
in mijn hoofd
uit alle macht
te vangen

zo vast als kan
te houden

in ongevonden woorden
achteraf.

Dan streel ik
zacht
je haar

niet per se
uit onvermogen

want mijn hand
benadert

komt dan toch
dichtbij

wat ik van jou

zij het dan niet
onder woorden

toch zo
heel graag
kennen zou.

Rather Lose My Heart

The shy smile you just gave me
With tender eyes I never saw before
Both tell me that you love me
And make me be so very goddamn sure

That both my head and this old heart
They can’t be called my very own no more
No both my head and my old heart
I can’t call them my very own no more

Now I rather have my head be anywhere dear
And forever have you on my weary mind
Than have it right here with me
oh my darling
Without a single thought of you to find

I rather lose my heart – be lost forever
And have it carry you wherever it may go
Than have it here like cold December weather
And never feel – oh please don’t ever go

I rather lose my heart – be lost forever
And have it carry you wherever it may go
I rather lose my heart – be lost forever
And carry you wherever it may go

And carry you wherever you may go
And carry you – oh please don’t ever go

De Muz*

Mooie mooi – Oh, mooie mooi
mooie mooie mooie – mooie mooi
Oh, mooie mooi mooi mooi mooi
mooie mooie mooi

Mooi
(verdomme).

(*vrij naar Jan Hanlo & Jules Deelder)

Half Lined Lyrics

I hope in two three
scores of years that
I may have forgotten

just a little bit
about your face
your smile and
that you got me

Like the half lined
lyrics of a song
you try to sing it
but it’s just too long

you try to sing it
but it’s just
too long ago

Oh how I hope that I
forget your face
and with it lose
this heartache

Oh how I hope that I
forget your name
and leave
this pain behind

This is probably
the best my heart
may ever set
to ask for

Was it a thing
we had or
has it
never been
a thing
at all

Oh how I hope that I
forget your face
and with it lose
this damn old ache

Oh how I hope that I
forget your name
and leave
this pain behind

Ah but I know that I’ll remember
And I know that I’ll remember
And I will be thinking of you
every single sorry day

Ah but I know that I’ll remember
And I know that I’ll remember
And I will be thinking of you
every single sorry day

Set all my hopes
on them few
half of lines

of lyrics
of a song

I’ll try to sing
and then it’s just
the thing and

then it is just
the thing

that it just
has been

that it just
has been

too goddamn
long ago

Only Just For You

did you write these
lines for me
lines for me
lines just for me

oh, no no no
you should not do that, not for me
not for me
not only just for me

‘cause I can’t carry
carry them
not that strong
I’m not that strong, have never been
have never been

you won’t be there for me
to help me
carry them home
really carry them home
through all the winding roads to
my sore and sword cut heart

not that they’re too heavy
no more is true
but when you say they’re just for me
just for me
I need your strength to help me believe
help me believe
that they’re alive
because I am and
together we may be

I need your strength to help me believe
help me believe
that they are alive
because I am and
together we will ever be

I know that I can be as strong as
you want me to be
but not alone

you should not do that
not for me not just for me

when we cannot be together
leave me be
if we cannot be together
leave me be

Leave me be to love your lines
love your silly lines my darling
love your stupid lines
love ev’ry single stupid
line for me

I will carry them home
all the way to
my sword cut heart

I will love you
you see
I will carry your words
with me
‘cause throught them
I know that we’re together

together we will ever be
together
oh oh yeah together
yeah together we will ever be

(Recent) Works

foto(4)
“Peter’s Boat”, acrylic on canvas, 80cm x 60cm, 2013.

foto(5)
“Chinese Lantern Plant”, acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 50cm, 2013.

foto(6)
“Old farmer, hot tea”, acrylic on canvas, 90cm x 130cm, 2013.

foto(7)
“Church of Dorkwerd (Groningen, The Netherlands)”, acrylic on paper, 3 x linoleum print, 30cm x 50cm (inner size), museum glass, 7/21, 2012.

foto(8)
“Woman”, acrylic on canvas, 90cm x 110cm (detail), 2013.

foto(9)
“Groningen, the Netherlands, rural landscape”, acrylic on paper, 3 x linoleum print, 12cm x 12cm (inner size), 8/14, 2012.

foto(10)
“Groningen, The Netherlands, rural landscape”, acrylic on paper, 3 x linoleum print, 12cm x 12cm (inner size), 13/14, 2012.

foto(11)
“Sunset in rural Groningen”, oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm, 2009.

foto(13)
“Sunny Flowers”, oil on canvas, 80cm x 100cm, 2009.

foto(15)
“Sunset in rural Groningen”, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, 2009.

foto(16)
“Yvette Guilbert 1894”, oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm, 2007.

foto(17)
“Face, body”, oil on canvas, 80cm x 100cm, 2009.

foto(18)
“Church of Dorkwerd (Groningen, The Netherlands)”, acrylic on paper, 3 x linoleum print, 30cm x 50cm (inner size), 17/21, 2012.

foto(19)
“CCCP Theatre”, acrylic on canvas, mixed techniques, 180cm x 130cm, 2013.

foto(20)
“Butterfly, Bird, Body”, oil on canvas, 80cm x 100cm, 2009.

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