poetry picnic:

on the road through the countryside, reading the landscape where old field names, streets and things are the starting point of a short story or poem

halfway through the tour we take a break, slow mood, and there will be coffee and tea

Sunday 27 November 2022 in Paradiso

poetry picnic 'special edition' - Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

*I am currently working on ‘Het land wordt gemeten in morgens’, poems. I have started with this in Nijmegen and its surroundings. Part of this is the so called poetry picnic: I also go out with other people, colleagues and those interested. Initially in the Ooijpolder, where I am inspired by the old structure of the landscape. Old field names form the starting point of a short story or poem, halfway through the tour we pause for coffee and tea.

In my work process, boundaries between art and life sometimes blur; I am open to contemplative and creative dimensions. For example by means of a small ‘journey’ or an artistic intervention.

Ilona Verhoeven

de haas op de oprijlaan
woont in de buurt, niemand weet waar
hij verdwijnt in de morgens
waarin het land geploegd is,
stopt niet met vertellen,
hoeveel gras er groeit
dat er elke ochtend nog gronden zijn

bloemkamp,
elf hond, bottenkamp,
stenen kamer, kostverloren,
vierdehalve morgen ellendige,
wacht –
donkerswart is geen kleur,
witte steen niet wit
de lange geest geen geest