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HaFri Poetry May 2018

Double Dutch

I want to say hello to you
But I don’t know how to do
Deutsch is not hetzelfde als Dutch
And that is confusing mij so very much

Wenn ich schreibe, das ich bleibe
Can I say, that I will stay
Aber in Holland soll ich dann staan
And iF I go, dann kann ich gaan

It all is so verschrikkelijk complicated für mich
Then English and American, sind auch noch unterschiedlich
Zo vaak fehlen mir de woorden
And can I again een taal vermoorden

You see the problem, what shall I do
I better shut up, and halte meine Klappe toe
Oe is dutch, and bedeuted Uh
But the English do say oooh

And when I want Käse, dan wil ik kaas
Did you aver try to translate sinterklaas?
Yes, I am going slightly mad
And mad in Germanan is pronounced as Mett

Mett is een gehaktbal, pretty much
It is so complicated, to be double dutch
Even when I want my drink
I have to think

Because a bear is not a bear
What they mean to say is bier
Now that sounds easy, for all of us
I drink to that, I love being Double Dutch

02.05.2018

When the light is young
When we are feeling strong
Then walk with me

When the grass is green
And the leaves drop shadows between
Then walk with me

When you are feeling cold
When you are feeling old
Then walk with me

When you think you are alone
When your heart is not from stone
You can walk with me

Leave your footprints next to me
Open up for the power
Hug a tree

03.05.2018

When white meets black
And black greets white
Both enjoying the beutiful weather

When someone tells you are beautiful
And you reply with, so are you
Then nothing really matters

When differences fade away
And you can be yourself, unique
Then your harmony will speak

When it shimmers, after a sunny day
And we slowly prepare for the night
Remember, that the darkness will fade away
Our dreams will bring us
back to the light

03.05.2018

The winter was strong
Long, we did long for spring
Mother nature made her own plan
Not because she has to, but because she can

Sunshine came, unexpected
Nature could not neglecl it
Flowers exploded
The darkness eroded

Hello sunshine, please be mine
Breathing spring, blossoms swollen
Sneezing loud, thanks to the pollen
Enjoying the light with a smile
It has been a while

Now the blossoms touch the water
Spring seems to have jumped into summerly heat
Reflections become memories for later
Who knows, where the water may lead

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Blüten fliessen in den Fluss
Weil das Leben weitergehen muss
Ich schaue ins blaue herein
Geniesse den milden Sonnenschein

Die Blätter sind noch so grün
Das Wasser ist schon so hell
Erinnerungen an das Jetzt
Verlieren wir nicht so schnell

06.05.2018

It’s your turn
Make a move, don’t run
What step will you take
Is it sea, or is it lake
Move it
 
It’s your turn
When you can’t take the black
Then you should play the white
Anticipate
Take care that you won’t burn
 
Every move you make
Every breath you take
They will be watching you
Make your move,make them play
You can do it,
 
It’s your turn
Take a risk
Choose it
Don’t be afraid to loose it
Because, only when you use it
Life will give you the chance
To glance
 
Play well
I will be next to you
Yes, we can do
More then ever
it is your turn
09.05.2018

Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is the capital city of the region NRW (Nordrhein-Westfahlen), in Germany.
It is also the residence from the local government, Der Landtag.
The modern building in what the politicians decide about what happens in our area, is named Landtag.

Architecture

Today we went inside

History and Art

Close to the Medienhafen,

in a wonderful area at the Rhine.  Lots of things to see and photograph!

And my probably most favorite photo album, ‚da mix‘  🙂

 

A wonderful morning with a great photographer and friend as company.  Not bad for a Saturday!

Langen Foundation /Raketenstation Hombroich

On the first day of summer …. I made a very small bicycle trip to a very wonderful location.

Langen Foundation near Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is a museum designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The foundation showcases a collection of Oriental Art and Modern Art. It is located on the grounds of the Museum Insel Hombroich.

It is Spring, finally!!!

It was my first bicycle trip after 15 years, and I did not trust to bring my big camera(s) with me. So, I took the photos with the good old powershot.  Enjoy!

Aprilmarkt

A few impressions from the Aprilmarket 2018

Poetry April


Foto –Inge Baldo
Wörter – Ich

manchmal möchte ich ein Schifflein sein
Und mit dem WInd in den Rücken
Mich die Freiheit entzücken

Ertrinken in der hellen Luft
Atmen des Meeres Duft

Aber meistens führt meine Reise
Nicht weiter als mich verlieben
In wunderschöne Bilderbeweisen

03 04 2018


What is in a name?
A reason to live?
A moment to give?

We can’t foresee how long life is given to us
And when we give life, to our children
We do not know, how long their lives might lost

Is it the hand from above?
Do you call it nature?
Or is it faith. just as it is?

What’s in a lifetime
What do we need
What do we get

We can’t turn back the clock
And when the time passes by
With every second
We come closer

03-04-2018

Today I look up to the sky
And you know why
Just like then, the sky is so blue
Just like then, I talk to you

In a language, you could not understand
As always, you know what I meant

What is there to say?
I hope you are okay
I am fine, but, yes, I miss you
In my thoughts, I smile and kiss you

Thank you for the signs you sent
Life goes on, after the end

07-04-2018

One day
When the sky is blue

I will look, again, at you
And,when I hold your hand
We enjoy the grey to fade away

We will be happy
That the sky is blue

I will look into your beautiful eyes
I might not find words, when we relize
That this is what is we both are up to

We shall wake up
When the sky is blue

Until that day
We will walk our way
Together, we share the pain
In the darkness, our light will remain

We will carry on
We will make each other strong

The clouds shall all be faced
When we are looking for the blue
I wish it so much
And most of all
I wish it for you

For you, Sabine

29 04 2018

Render (c) by Petra Vos

Render by Petra Vos
Words by me (HaFri)

I was walking blind
THere was nothing I could find

I was running from A to B
Looking for what I could not see

I had to be in time
I could not drop the line
Running faster, but I was too late
Hurrying more, without finding the gate

I went on, but did not know
Where my feet were letting me go
I could not stop it
I could not drop it
I had the will to carry on
with the show

Then, all out of the blue
All the sudden, there was you
When I saw you, in a flash
I knew what to do, in a dash
I ran behind you, but you were so fast
I don’t know how many hours it last

Then you stuopped
And while you took my breath away
You said, well hun, you should not run
Because you can get everything, if you are willing to stay

I opened my eyes, was bathing in sweat
You were gone
But your words I will never forget

29 04 2018

Goodbye, April Lady

I won’t regret another month to be over
It was not bad, it could be better
It was an easy come
easy go
Thank you for letting me in
I faced you with a grin
Now you leave, and there we have it
And I’ve seen, many worlds
And I ever see will see again
What’s another year
No more for you to fear
Goodbye April, another month is over
And all I am, is left sober

30 04 2018

Poetry January 2018

The inner ring

Maybe you know my inner ring
Maybe you know who is living within
The inner ring is so close to me
It is the place where I love to be
Just a handful of people will be there
And if you are, you shall be aware
It is where I love and live
It is where I dare to giveThe inner ring, so cozy and nice
I name it Saturn’s paradise
When you are there, play in the orange snow
Feel loved, live, you never need to goOnly me knows where it is found
You know when it is all around
Shining at the planet, warm and light
The peaceful place, where no one fightsWhen I look close, to that inner ring
I see some holes there within
They are from people, that did just go
The hardest part of love is to let them goThe holes are painful and very real
There is no day that I do not feel
The pain, the loss, and not saying farewellSo close, no matter how far
We will meet again
No matter where you are
Then the holes in the ring will be filled again

 


And all the sudden
It took your breath away
And even while we did expect it
The silence came louder than we could say
 
As if the truth was so long neglected
 
Nevermore you will hear the sound
For evermore it will be around
Unforgettable in your heart
Saying goodbye, did not tear us apart
 
It is just different, as that we expected
 
Memories from long ago
all the sudden come alive
Don’t ask me why, because I know
It is our next step, and we shall survive
 
The empty place, the tear in my face
 
The show will go on
they say
You are so strong
They say
 
You, and I, we know so much better
07 01 2018

Nevermore
The churchbells will play
Nevermore
People will gather, and pray
Nevermore
There will be an open door
Nevermore

Memories
Marrages, baptised babies
Memories
A last farewell
Memories
The mission bell
Nevermore

How many tears have been shed
How many fears about life or death
No more songs will be heard
The church, permanently disturbed

The bricks that were brought together
Do not really matter
The glass in the windows, long ago gone
Just like the people
To who those place, once did belong

Machines will flatten the towers
And then dig for the hidden powers
All what reminds to life
Has no chance, to survive

Later the machines will come
To dig for dirty energy
Coal explotation is so very wrong
In the end
There will be no one to see

Global warming is as long denied
Until we all are cooked or fried

08 01 2018

Walk to the lake

Painting by Margaret
Words by me

I look through the windows and what do I see
The sun is smiling today to me
Goodbye to the days that were so grey
Hello Mister blue sky, let’s get on our way

As long as the rain takes a break
It is our time, to walk to the lake
Watching the water, the birds in the sky
Smell the air, and you do know why

People, walking hand in hand
Who let the dogs out, together we stand
Away from the darkness, back in realitiy
Breathing again, it is blasphemy

Surrounded by silence, we take step by step
Today’s afternoon, we will need no nap
I look to the nature that seems to awake
And I promise myself
More walks to the lake

09 01 2018

Hochwasser Januar

When everyone stands in the row
Be different!
when everyone looks into one direction
Look into the other way
When everyone wants to sit on top
Then there is a lot of freedom at the ground
Where the food, and the good, can be found

10 01 2018

There is a light in the sky
It is coming from so far
Shining in the darkest nights

Looking to the million stars
I all the sudden feel so small
Counting all the lights

And I imagine that they are sheep
Helping to make me
Peacefully sleep

11 01 2018

It is so hard to see you go
Every time again
You will return, yes, I know
But to say goodbye gives so much pain

How much I should love to say
It is all right, if you stay
You not need to get around
All is fine, safe and sound

It is so hard to wave goodbye
Yes, I know what I have to do
Words and wishes shall become reality
I step around in my own shoe

I can not describe what I feel, or show
It is just not fair
I wish you were here
The hardest part of love, is to let you go

12 01 2018

 

22-01-2018

Come walk with me
Over the thin line
Lead me over the moon and back

Don’t be afraid, we will be fine

Come follow me
We walk away the night
Look to the balloon, and back

Share the faith, yours will be mine

27-01-2018

And the water
Greets the trees
Stepping on their feet
A cold wet greet

Many years they grow
Many water did flow
And now and then the water
Came closer
It hugged the tree
Like once I did
When the meddow was green
And the water, far awayAhm, are it memories
Hidden by the silent trees
The leaves that left
And wait for better times
to returnWhen the meddows are green again
And when the sheeps are grazing
When the water returned back again
Meandering where it always will be
Revealing the rocks and the sandWhen the trees look over the water
Like they always do
Longing for unspoken desires
Just as I am longing for you
27-01-2018

The view
The coat
The escalator
Only 20 seconds

No face
A lot of coat
Some moments I wish
I had less imagination then this

28-1-2018

Celebrating life

I was walking, my head in the air
That time again, those days are there
Memories of festivities
I don’t know exactly how long ago

Your birthday, 90 years you should turn now
You will always be with me, somehow
I think about applepie
And start to let the music fly

So far away, and so close in my heart
I talk to you, as I usually start
Hey mama, how do you do
Happy birthday, I wish to you
What should it be great, to get a sign
That you are celebrating at this time

I look for your usual communication
But I not find it
I listen to the bird
Beautiful, as seldom heard

Yes, a living bundle of feather
And all the sudden I feel together
Sing, little wonderful bird
Sing happy birthday
The miracle occured

Thank you, for being so deep in me
Thank you, for making me so happy

31-1-2018

Poetry December

Dragon for Genesis
Poser /Image by Petra Vos

Spying
While your eyes are bursting
From the biting, poisoned smoke
That slowly fills your prisonroom

Waiting
For your moment to come

THere is no escape
Our of this nightmare
Because it is real
The heat that you feel

Steaming smoke
Takes your breath away
You not seem to notice it
Focussed at the only way out

There will be no one
Who unlocks your prison cell
What else can you do
Than waiting for that moment
On what your spirit leaves your body
When there is no pain anymore

A last cough is what you hear
There is no way out
And you do not fear

3 12 2017

Painting and music by Peter Blacksmith
Music at youtue -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq8I-67ekZM
Words by me

Travelling high

Let me travel high
Let you be free again
Away from the chains
Away from where you can not escape

Let me fly through the sky
With the unending view
Let me fly
Upon the dreams, that we once knew

You may say, it is a dream
And I tell you, it is is not
This is it, I have it seen
The sky is the limit an unendless spot

Let us travel high
Let us fly, into the blue
Feeling free again
Where ther is
just me and you

4 12 2017

Let me hear the waves in my ear
Let me step on foreign sand

Let me look over the endless water
Where waves wash away our sorrows and pain
Where we can live again

Let me drown in the brightness of the sun
Where the seaguls catch their fish
Let it all be as it is

Let the world turn around
Let us not forget, where we are from
Let us feel what we once found

Where we broke out of our shell
And started to breath

Take me back again
Where our life began
Where we will return
Where our separated souls will unite again

Looking from Sandsend to Whitby
Painting by Margaret
Words by me (HaFri)

14 12 2017

Xans christmas

It is here
THe most wonderful time of the year
While we are dreaming from a christmas what is white
The stars twinkle in the night

Our wishes are spoken, but unseen
In your eyes, I read your dream
I whisper to you
May your dream come true

Baby, it is cold outside
And the stars, they shine so bright
This year, again, there will be no snow
But a christmas tree with lights that glow

Together wit the stars in de dark
The candles inside give a spark
Many ways to say or do
My wish is simply, from me to you

Merry christmas, happy new year
Now go inside my dear
Because outside it is chilly
without a coat it is so silly!

20 12 2017

Painting (c) by Gabrielle Stubbs

Polar Plastic

A painting by Gabrielle Stubbs

At the end of another year
We do look back
And can relect
To things far, or near

There are things that are fantastic
Other things are scaring me
Like the polution of the sea
And the climate at the antartic

More and more people open their eyes
And realize
that something has to change, now
If it is not already too late, somehow

We can change it, if we want
But we should work together, hand in hand
There is no time to waste
If we want to save the human race

Think with what you are living for
Buy what you need, and not much more
A polar bear can live fantastic
when it is not surrounded by plastic

So our plea, from us to you
Save the world
Be careful on what we have
and what you do

20 12 2017

Step into another world
Allow yourself another vision
High in the sky
Reflect your ambition

What will be in your eye
You will know it, in a view
At the world below
Go, with the flow

Immense the wheel shows up
When we stand in line
Look up to the sky
Thrilled, with your hand in mine

The cache of glass opens its door
We step in, a bit nervous
But safe, together
Our tempararily prison
It doesn’t matter

Slowly we get higher
So this is called a magnificent view
I feel small

Trees, not bigger then matches
People in the size of a needle
They all seem the same
No one is important at all

I look down at them
As a stranger
I want out but then again
The wheel catches us, for another round

Flying around in circles
The wind moves our cabin
The steel rattling
I start sweating
The eye of vision
Is a failed mission

I tap at the door
There we go, one round more
I can’t take it any longer
The wind in our jail is getting stronger

I can’t tell you, what I feel
I hammer at the glass
Please let me back, to where I was
I want to get out of this horrible mass of steel

When we step out
I am relieved, and shout
I will never return in the wheel
I belong on earth, where life is real

21 12 2017

People say it is christmas
From the windows you can tell
Lovely lights, Glittering balls
The candles and the Glühwein smell
 
People say it is christmas
The shops invite us in
Buy more, it will bring you happines
Credit cards allowed, you win
 
People say it is christmas
I wonder who believes it
The fest of light turned around
In a party of gifts for who achieved it
 
People say it is christmas
For a few days, they believe in Santa again
We watch the trees around the world
The light blinds our eyes, until when
 
People say it is christmas
And I am wondering why
The stress of cooking, the stress of looking
What more we need to buy
 
People sing that it is christmas
Freddie sings it is for just one day
People rush and fight for presents
In long queues they go out to pray
 
People sing about Christmas
And while they are collecting more then they need
They struggle over the legs of human
Who invisible sit in the steet

25 12 2017

A happy Christmas, to you all
At least we wish you had it, big or small
We hope that your dreams did all come true
And that you ate our friends, happily too
 
We were the loosers, of this year
Christmas is over, we are still standing here
We love to be happy, as well
But, poor we, we did not sell
 
We were okay, we sure did taste
But we will end in the bin of waste
It is simply not fair
They are eaten, and we are still here
 
Our wrapping is exactly like from our brothers
The chocolate tastes identic to the others
Without the wrapping, we look all the same
Or is that the problem, are we naked too lame
 
There is no hope for us, nothing funnies
But don’t think that we leave so fast
In a few months there will be a return of our cast
Proudly presenting the easter bunnies
25 12 2017

Where do you come from
Where do you go
Questions
Not all answers we know

We all travel at the river
Some boats travel together
Sometimes we go, with the flow

Sunny days
Where we wish we could stay
While we know
It won’t last forever

Our boat will flow at the river
We see the dark clouds approaching
Let’s hide for the rain
It won’t last forever
Even when it seems so

We will follow the streem
Our waves, sooner or later
Will end in the sea
Time will learn, we shall see

I know
Nothing really matters
As long as you are there
For I love to be with you
Forever

26 12 2017

And another year is almost over
And I am left (still) sober
The bubbles wait for the new year

I don’t want to talk about it
We shalll see what it brings
Looking forward with hope in the hearts
Looking back, to the remarkable paths

So many wishes, are going around
People that a whole year were not found
All the sudden do appear
Wishing something beautiful, for the year

I reflect, what was good, what will be better
Important memories wrapped in my heart
The rest, does not really matter

The clock ticks the hours away
And I have nothing to say
Who knows me, knows the wishes I dream
Will some come true?

Time will tell
Let the corks shoot away
Worries and pain
Let the bubbles surround you
Wit love and happines, again

I cheer for what’s another year

31 12 2017

Lillie M Wasson

Lillie M Wasson is an artist with a unique style of painting

Her passion for animals, especially Huskies, is one of the main themes in her work.  Her present project is drawing 100 huskies, see a few here.

 

I am very proud that Lillie as well is inspired by my photography.

22-02-2018  Lillie M Wasson

I could only use my right eye. I’m sure I’ll see the mistakes better when the patch it taken off my left eye again. Thanks Hans Friedhoff for allowing me to use this photo.

Title: The Black Swan
Photographer: Hans Friedhoff
Paper: Artist’s Loft Stetchbook paper 8″ X 10″
Medium: Graphite Pencil #2, Pan Pastels, Royal Charcoal
Pencils, and Derwent Inktense colored pencils

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and the original photo