liberationday, holland by Aad de Gids

I am not a silent poet

every country, every territory, geophysical terroir, every stretch of land

of which the denominators to bundle its local characteristics have long

failed due to war, tribal conflict, tribalist terrorist attacks, failure of peace

negotiations have long missed to facilitate some sort of unity, has yet its

own “liberationday” from World War Two. the Netherlands’ is this friday.

 

as everything becomes brittle so has this become a rigidified institution

and I must admit yesterday at 8pm I totally missed the two minutes silence

because of the remembrance of the dead, fallen in that horrendous war.

(I guess I were silent, untimely asleep from tiredness of work.) the war that

would end all wars was only an incentive to design thousand other wars.

 

as I shall reach 60 this year the 6th of july it occurs deeply people of our

age have grown up in an atmosphere nowhere and…

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