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Pandemic days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©  Drawing by Bernadete Claudino

(Coloured Brush, Nov. 2020)

 

 

 

 

Pandemic days

 

In those days when a virus paralyzed us

light and dark fused into an ashen

landscape, you desperately

searched for a way out

 

If only something, you were thinking

could come from another world, a breath of

wind in the tufts of grass, a feather falling down

from nowhere, a sweet smell, a tender gesture

 

It was enough to think about this: in the dense

cloud cover a thin spot formed spontaneously

 

 

Job Degenaar

 

 

 

 

 

 

The original Dutch and Frisian version (translated by Jantsje Postma) are part of the project 'Wjerspegelje/Weerspiegelen' (To reflect), organised by Merk Fryslân and Leeuwarden UNESCO City of Literature, and can be read here: 

https://www.friesland.nl/nl/uitgelicht/wjerspegelje/pandemyske-dagen