De kracht van woorden

For poems are not words, after all,
but fires for the cold,
ropes let down to the lost,

something as necessary as bread
in the pockets of

the hungry.

- Mary Oliver


Dichters schrijven woorden die aanvoelen alsof ze getuigen waren van je meest intieme ervaring.
Schrijven betekent in de eerste plaats jezelf ontdekken.
Woorden zijn het leven dat op papier is gezet.

Dichters geven hun ervaringen weer, stukjes van zichzelf, die achteraf gezien  een testament zijn: 'The power of words' 

Het begint met een Engel

It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexpectable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else - closer to them than your closest family.

Perhaps this person carries within them aan angel - one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important  lesson or to keep you safe  during a perilous time.

What you must do is trust in them - even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering - the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.

Though here is a word of warning -you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose  isn't  to save you but to show you how to save yourself.

And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exists your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.

It's so dark right now, I can't see any light around me. That's because the light is coming from you. You can't see it but everyone else can.

- Lang Leav

Aanraken van onze diepste laag

Wat hebben Lang Leav , Nikita Gill en Paulo Coelho gemeen? Ze schrijven en dichten over de helende kracht van poëzie. En gaan daarbij niets uit de weg om tot onze diepste laag te geraken. Die laag kan heling brengen.De gedichten heb ik niet vertaald !!

Sometimes you have to make a decision
that will hurt your heart but heal your soul.

Je hart heelt zichzelf

Your heart will will fix itself.
It's your mind you need to worry about.
Your mind where you locked the memories, 
your mind where you have kept pieces of the ones that hurt you.
That still cut through you like shards of glass.

Your mind will keep you up at night, make you cry,
destroy you over and over again.
You need to convince that it has to let go.....
because your heart already knows 
how to heal.

- Nikita Gill


Lijden in stilte of verhef je stem!

It is absolutely terrifying
the kind of deep suffering the happiest
looking people are able to hide inside

- Nikita Gill

Open je hart

But hearts don't have locks, she said.
Some do, he replied.
There are people who give away the key to theirs for safekeeping.
Others are mistrustful and give out several keys just in case.
Then there are those who have misplaced them but but never cared to look.

What about your heart, she asked.
He smiled, your words are the key to mine, he replied.
Never forgot your words.

- Lang Leav

Vertel geen halve waarheden

Stop looking behind you just for a while, stop looking behind you.
This is going to be really difficult, but you have to try with everything you have got,
to stop looking behind you.
And there will come one day, you beautiful, brave soul, when you will tell someone the truth  about you, your whole tale, and not a halve truth that you have had to give the world.
You know the one.
The story you made up for the world to hear because it was too weak to handle what had really happened to you.

One day, you will tell your truth and it will no longer bring tears to your eyes for your recovery has begun. Instead, you will tell it with the kind of strenght that will bring tears to other people's eyes.

So please, stop looking behind you, my darling. You aren't going in that direction, you are going the opposite way.

- Nikita Gill

Drie fases -van - ontwaken uit een droom

There are three stages of waking:
Remembering who you are
Forgetting what you dreamt
Letting go of what you felt in that dream

Sometimes they happen like waves,
one after another.
All times occur in no particular order.
Other times they overlap all at once.

That's what it was like to love you.
It was like waking from a dream.

- Lang Leav


De manier waarop beschadigde mensen liefhebben

Damaged people love you like you are a crime scene
before a crime has even been committed.

They keep their running shoes besides their souls
every night, one eye open in case things change whilst they sleep.

Their backs are always tense as though waiting to fight a sudden storm
that might engulf them. Because damaged people have already seen hell.

Ans damaged people understand that every demon that exists down there
was once a kind angel before it fell.

- Nikita Gill

Je stem is gestolen door trauma

People get so tired of asking you what's wrong and you' ve run out of nothings to tell them.
You've tried and they've tried, but the words just turn to askes every time
they try to leave your mouth.

They start as fire in the pit of your stomach but come out in a puff of smoke
you are not you anymore and you don't know how to fix ths.
The worst part is.....
you don't even know how to try.

- Nikita Gill


Het leven zal niet falen

De liefde faalt nooit en het leven zal niet falen zolang er liefde is.
Wat ook je geloof mag zijn, zoek allereerst de liefde.
Zij is hier, bestaat nu, op dit moment.

Het ergste lot dat een mens kan treffen is in eenzaamheid te leven en te sterven,
zonder lief te hebben of liefgehad te worden.

De tijd verandert niet de mens,
de kracht van de wil verandert niet de mens.
De liefde wel.

Het is beter niet te leven dan niet lief te hebben.

- Paulo Coelho  De hoogste gave

Hoe om te gaan met pijnlijke ervaringen

Let it hurt

Let it bleed

Let it heal

And let it go

- Nikita Gill

Show me the most damaged parts of your soul,
and I will show you
how it still shines like gold.

Er zijn duizend versies van jou

You have shed
a thousand skins
to become the person
you are today

and if you ever feel overwhelmed
by the many people
you once were,
your bones have grown,
but what makes them has never changed.

- Nikita Gill

Bergen verzetten

She has been feeling it for a while now -
that sense of awakening.
There is a gentle simmering inside her,
and it is getting stronger by the day.

She will hold it close tot her - she will
nurture it and let it grow.
She won't let anyone take it away from her.
It is her rocket fuel and finally,
she is going places.

She can feel it down to her very core -
this is her time. She will not only climb mountains-
she will move them too.

- Lang Leav