Monday, November 1, 2021







From the dawn he thieves

the poppy-red glow

and eye-blue

from the ripple of the sea

from blossom and bloom

the intoxicating perfume

and if sometimes the day

leaves him with empty hands


then he bedazzles

with the wine of bygone days.


The No Man’s Land Of The Dream


The morning glow washes with white clouds

the greyness from the sky

hidden between the branches of the trees

sings a bird out his desires

a Song of Songs

in the no man's land

of the dream.




Is time something else

than reflection

something that exists

—or doesn’t—]

a cloud of smoke

coming from and returning to

the void?

Ithaca 9.2.2021


The Light


It dawns…

the sun rises

out of nowhere,


what only apparently

comes from afar

though it is near

and within us—

the light.

Ithaca 11.2.2021




The ravens fly in swarms

the eagle flies alone

   Luchino Visconti

So close to heaven

flies the eagle


as the poet

who patiently waits

the arrival of a verse

till the pen

scratches finally a few a few lines

still doubting

the sense

the idleness

of naming.


From “In the Stream of time, Meditations in the Himalayas”




GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT is an internationally appreciated poet, translator, publisher and promoter of modern international poetry. He wrote short stories and literary reviews, but mainly poetry, so far 14 poetry books, published in 19 countries. As founder of the Belgian publishing house POINT Editions he published more than eighty collections of mainly modern, international poetry, he organised and co-organised several international poetry festivals in Spain, is vice president of the Academy Mihai Eminescu, in Romania, co-founder and advisor of JUNPA (Japan Universal Poets Association), artistic advisor of the Italian movement Poetry & Discovery, and founding president of the Spanish cultural foundation ITHACA. He also set up the internationally greatly appreciated project Poetry without Borders, publishing every week a poem from all over the world in 31 languages. Several famous artists made paintings and sculptures inspired by his poetry and international composers composed music to his poems. He visited countless times the Far East and studied Chinese philosophy which inspired his poetry, TAO pretend Chinese which greatly appreciate and published his poetry in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Japanese pretend his poetry is ZEN, four of his poetry books have been published in Japan, including a collection of haiku. Germain Droogenbroodt who received more than a dozen of international poetry awards as poet and as promotor of international poetry, he is yearly invited to give recitals and conferences at universities and at the most prestigious international poetry festivals. He was recommended for the Nobel prize of Literature 2017.


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