woensdag 31 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Nits

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Ronks | Pennsylvania | USA

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze song) vooraad Mannen van Bevers: Nits⇲

Album: 1974 | Rumspringa | 2003

vrijdag 26 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Hart Crane

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Brooklyn Bridge | NYC | USA

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze dichter en gedicht) voorraad Mannen van Bevers

To Brooklyn Bridge

How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest
The seagull's wings shall dip and pivot him,
Shedding white rings of tumult, building high
Over the chained bay waters Liberty—

Then, with inviolate curve, forsake our eyes
As apparitional as sails that cross
Some page of figures to be filed away;
—Till elevators drop us from our day . . .

I think of cinemas, panoramic sleights
With multitudes bent toward some flashing scene
Never disclosed, but hastened to again,
Foretold to other eyes on the same screen;

And Thee, across the harbor, silver-paced
As though the sun took step of thee, yet left
Some motion ever unspent in thy stride,—
Implicitly thy freedom staying thee!

Out of some subway scuttle, cell or loft
A bedlamite speeds to thy parapets,
Tilting there momently, shrill shirt ballooning,
A jest falls from the speechless caravan.

Down Wall, from girder into street noon leaks,
A rip-tooth of the sky's acetylene;
All afternoon the cloud-flown derricks turn . . .
Thy cables breathe the North Atlantic still.

And obscure as that heaven of the Jews,
Thy guerdon . . . Accolade thou dost bestow
Of anonymity time cannot raise:
Vibrant reprieve and pardon thou dost show.

O harp and altar, of the fury fused,
(How could mere toil align thy choiring strings!)
Terrific threshold of the prophet's pledge,
Prayer of pariah, and the lover's cry,—

Again the traffic lights that skim thy swift
Unfractioned idiom, immaculate sigh of stars,
Beading thy path—condense eternity:
And we have seen night lifted in thine arms.

Under thy shadow by the piers I waited;
Only in darkness is thy shadow clear.
The City's fiery parcels all undone,
Already snow submerges an iron year . . .

O Sleepless as the river under thee,
Vaulting the sea, the prairies' dreaming sod,
Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend
And of the curveship lend a myth to God.

maandag 22 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Hans Mellendijk

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Chelsea | NYC | USA

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze dichter en gedicht) voorraad Mannen van Bevers: Hans Mellendijk⇲

HOE VLIEGT DE TIJD? | Hans Mellendijk

Amsterdam, Overtoomse Veld, 30 april 1993

Verkreukeld, verfrommeld, verfomfaaid
uit een vervlogen tijd aangewaaid
kijkt James Dean mij ongegrond opstandig aan
vanaf een verlopen calendarium uit ’91.
Ik vraag mij af, nu ik uitgeput maar voldaan,
na een lange feestelijke wandeling, in het gras lig
denkend aan zo’n enerverende vlucht uit het verleden:
‘Hoe vliegt de tijd?’

Door ’n prille meid
zag ik je zo-even nog snel verkocht
terwijl jij liever de vrijheid zocht.
Bent toen uit het Vondelpark door de wind meegezogen
met scharrelend zwerfvuil door het Rembrandtpark gevlogen.
Op het laatst neergedaald voor de GAK-kantoren.
Om als een objet trouvée, in de tijd bevroren
door mij bewust te worden geadministreerd.

Uiteindelijk in dit vers hartstochtelijk vereerd.

gepubliceerd in Poëziepuntgl - jaargang 4 - nummer 1 - maart 2006 | Seeshirt - Het 13e Erbarmen Festival - Hoe vliegt de tijd? - Varsseveld, 3 juli 1993 | Trouw dicht in de buurt - bundel Noord-Holland - 8 februari 2010

donderdag 18 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Bruce Springsteen

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Asbury Park | New Jersey

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze singer-songwriter) voorraad Mannen van Bevers: Bruce Springsteen⇲ 

zaterdag 13 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Alan Alexander Milne

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Churchyard Princeton | New Yersey 
graf Christopher Florian Walson⇲

Collectie Mellendijk (keuze dichter en gedicht) voorraad Mannen van BeversA. A. Milne⇲

The End

When I was One 
I had just begun. 

When I was Two 
I was nearly new. 

When I was Three 
I was hardly me. 

When I was Four 
I was not much more. 

When I was Five 
I was just alive. 

But now I am Six; I'm as clever as clever
So I think I'll be six now forever and ever.

A.A. Milne | Winnie-the-Pooh | Now We Are Six | 1927

Inscriptie op graf: Christopher Florian Walson⇲

woensdag 10 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Bob Dylan

Foto: © Gettysburg | Gettysburg | National Military Park | USA

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze singer-songwriter) voorraad Mannen van Bevers: Bob Dylan⇲

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

Ed Sheeran

Pearl Jam | Letterman Show | 30-09-2004

8 februari 1963 | 

Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks
You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly
Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
But I see through your eyes
And I see through your brain
Like I see through the water
That runs down my drain
You fasten all the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you sit back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
While the young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud
You've thrown the worst fear
That can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children
Into the world
For threatening my baby
Unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood
That runs in your veins
How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do
Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could?
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul
And I hope that you die
And your death will come soon
I'll follow your casket
By the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
Songteksten voor Masters Of War © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Audiam, Inc

maandag 8 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Rajan Thapaliya

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Niagara Falls | Canada

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze dichter en gedicht) voorraad Mannen van Bevers: Rajan Thapaliya⇲

Niagara Falls

Ravishing grace with paradise on earth

Beauty sprinkles everywhere in Niagara’s Edge

Attractive Skylon Tower and Rainbow bridge

Water bubbles looks like magic Balls

“Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

Voluminous water with boating

I’m afraid with white foamy flow,

Mighty heartbeat wind that blows,

The beauty I feel, is in no way olden

Mysterious rainbow is golden,

OMG, how my heart is stolen!

Joyful fireworks on the sky with velocity

Little children’s are watching with curiosity

Extremely heavenly joy and pleasure

It makes me wonder that I want to share

Loving couple watching the falls with love

The fall reflects the beauty of our life together 

zie ook: poemhunter⇲

woensdag 3 juli 2019

Dichtersbankje | Joni Mitchell

Foto: © Peter Bevers | Mainstreet | Bethlehem | New Hampshire 

Uit de collectie Mellendijk (keuze singer-songwriter) voorraad Mannen van Bevers: Joni Mitchell⇲

I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm going to camp out on the land
I'm going to try an' get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it's the time of man
I don't know who l am
But you know life is for learning
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
By the time we got to Woodstock
We were