My hands

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

My hands

Sensitive, small hands
touch a human race, closely
to its borders.

Strong, great hands hold
a way of describing old language
by a long, white coat.

I forgot her name.
I forgot her face, and existence.
I forgot all about, her.

Can someone, please, explain
me, then, who was it.

Hands are made of the small drops,
letters lost in ink.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Photograph II : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

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On Sunday

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Illustration : A simple, modest way

On Sunday

We had expensive clothes.
We share our books and potatoes.
The family has an hour for the children
while people do not wait, any longer for fire and water.

One book lasts a lifetime, doesn’t it.
A book will be read, at least, four times.
Stories are told, over and over, again
and we can’t write one letter in the Bible.

She makes dinner, after the tea in the afternoon.
I know, she made a mess, a real mess of it, but
a joke can’t turn in a joker, because it is impossible.
There was a silence. On Sunday.

Life and works by Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
The Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Illustration : On Sunday

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In the middle

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

In the middle

No end, no beginning or start
are, there.
No goal, no purpose, no thunder or lightning
where, in my way!

I’m driving my High-Road
do not look left, do not look right
I’ve got no Time, for it.

No lights are lighting my fire
no water is troubling my clouds
and only darkened colours are the colour.

Someone was on the back, in my back
but I did not look, back, those days
as I was driving my free wheel ideas
of going a nowhere road to everywhere.

You know, when the skies are turning green
dark green, it gets blue
by finishing the red, purple and orange
fishes in yellow salmons!

Yellow salmons? Yes, yellow.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Photograph II : The Netherlands, Berkel-Enschot, Yellow salmons

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The oak tree

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

The oak tree

Around an old tree
wisdom was gathered.
Souls and minds do not speak
as time goes by.

I know, I understand,
a tree needs water
but not by roots of structures, or systems,
that do not hold, lines.

An oak falls in spring, not in autumn.
It is all about faith.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Photograph II : Berkel-Enschot, Wilhelminaplantsoen

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Má Vlast

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

Má Vlast
B. Smetana – Má Vlast (1874-1878)

History study, forgot about the essence
of human history.
In those days, I was a poor lad.

The candies in my pockets
had got, out of hand, as usual!
And with old coins, dark and silver,
still captured aside, I bought music

as heavy, a student could carry!!!

I knew, rivers are free, forever… .

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
Lent – Novio Magum
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Photograph II : The Netherlands, Berkel-Enschot, my native village

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Sun and stars

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Photograph I : Flowers, all kinds of colours, Berkel-Enschot

Sun and stars

Normally, moon and stars go together.
In the night, I can see the stars
with the moon on a bright night.

A study requires a degree, not a level.

Sun and stars paint a song
in a sky
which has a place on earth.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 31, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Photograph II : The Netherlands, Berkel-Enschot (Petra Hermans)

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Sky of heaven

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Photograph I : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

Sky of heaven

Times of far skies
were airs and winds.
Movements of thoughts
are emotions as a white light
because of full agreement.

I silence pencils in name
of old and fancy pens!

Ladders, chairs and books
were whitened
in lights of deep insights!

Sky of heavens were heavenly made
heaven knows a name.

Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans
Europe, the Netherlands, Tilburg,
January 30, 2019

© 2019 Petra Hermans

Photograph II : Petra Cecilia Maria Hermans

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