REMEMBER THE CHILDREN


REMEMBER THE CHILDREN
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These remembrance days in May: Remembering the Children

Beautiful digital art – mixed techniques by Naomi Backer – http://xn3art.wordpress.com/ – Words by Elie Wiesel (Nobel price winner)
“… Of course we could try to forget the past. Why not? Is it not natural for a human being to repress what causes him pain, what causes him shame? Like the body, memory protects its wounds. When day breaks after a sleepless night, one’s ghosts must withdraw; the dead are ordered back to their graves. But for the first time in history, we could not bury our dead. We bear their graves within ourselves. For us, forgetting was never an option.” ~ Elie Wiesel (Nobel Lecture 1986)

CHILD OF WAR


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CHILD OF WAR

amidst the ruins
shy boy with torn cloth
could it be a horse
bring him to dreamland
recreating life itself

©2014 EdjoFrank

THE RIVER


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THE RIVER

Imperturbable rhythm
the heart rises up and down
the coolness breathes
sleek your wrinkles

hidden fragile
deep and dark
the silence of your soul
you are my dove
my cry my devil
you untamable river

I grab your hand
cherish your shores
lay my head
gently in the sand

tears shining
deep and dark
the silence of your soul
you are my dove
my cry my devil
you untamable river

look at me
elusive sweetheart
take me to eternity
still my poignant longing

wordless prayer
deep and dark
the silence of your soul
you are my dove
my cry my devil
you untamable river

I drown in you
let me embrace
close my eyes
in your lap

elves sing
deep and dark
the silence of your soul
you are my dove
my cry my devil
you untamable river

© 2014 EdjoFrank

DE RIVIER


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DE RIVIER

onverstoorbaar ritme
het hart rijst op en neer
de koelte ademt
je rimpels glad

kwetsbaar verborgen
diep en donker
de stilte van je ziel
jij bent mijn duif
mijn schreeuw mijn duivel
jij ontembare rivier

ik pak je hand
koester je oever
leg mijn hoofd
zacht in het zand

tranen blinken
diep en donker
de stilte van je ziel
jij bent mijn duif
mijn schreeuw mijn duivel
jij ontembare rivier

kijk me aan
ongrijpbare lieve
neem me, voer me hier van heen
stil mijn schrijnend verlangen

gebed zonder woorden
diep en donker
de stilte van je ziel
jij bent mijn duif
mijn schreeuw mijn duivel
jij ontembare rivier

ik daal in je
laat me omhelzen
sluit mijn ogen
in je schoot

elfen zingen
diep en donker
de stilte van je ziel
jij bent mijn duif
mijn schreeuw mijn duivel
jij ontembare rivier

© 2014 EdjoFrank

EVENING RAGA


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EVENING RAGA

eternal sunset

raga whispers in kind reed

for you my heart waits

http://youtu.be/egHCxISQG9o  –  ©2014 EdjoFrank

FEARS


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FEARS

sun rays dry my fears

extinguish painful thoughts

what is dear to leave

SHE WAITS


Young woman at window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          SHE WAITS

          shy
          pure and untouched
          she waits
          uncertain
          what comes
          will happen