Doelloos / Aimless

by Sandra Vermeulen March. 07, 2010 5325 views

Aimless

(in memory of Frans B. who died with his village)

He was thinking too much of the decay of
his village, the crawling of the mosses on
walls, houses without steps.
Also the chamber of his heart dried out.
The future yawned to him as a deep pit.
He couldn’t strike the fear away
as a thermometer.
Where did his poor pigeons had to spread their wings?
He knew not where the sun rose,
sprinkled golden grains of corn,
Took his cap off neatly
before he hung himself.
Rather would he tie a rope
to the heavens before the ground under his
feet sank away.
The aspen were silent for a moment,
the crops swallowed.
The mediator came with his accompanying social plan
dramatically late.

End of an ongoing case



From the Village Poet of DOEL:
Mark Meekers

A piece of land in “Doel”, filled with poems about the disappearance of the village.

Doel is a subdivision of the municipality of Beveren in the Flemish province of Oost-Vlaanderen. It is located near the river the Scheldt, in a polder of the Waasland.

Doel is threatened with complete demolition due to the future enlargement of the harbor of Antwerp. This has seen many people having to sell their homes to the development corporation of that enlargement. Many historical buildings will be destroyed including a beautiful church.

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Marc Van Staey 6 years ago

prachtige zwart wit foto jammer genoeg heb ik deze plek niet gevonden..... gr marc

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Kodachromelives 7 years, 2 months ago

deep

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tim 7 years, 2 months ago

It is a strong photo, powerful in b&w!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 2 months ago

very suggestiive

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Art Bee 7 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting post of an interesting place!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jukka Malkki 7 years, 2 months ago

Interesting, and it would be very interesting to learn more about it.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ray 7 years, 2 months ago

Wow. Tremandous!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jose 7 years, 2 months ago

Brilliant piece of work

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 2 months ago

Very impressive...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 2 months ago

powerful post! great shot!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 7 years, 2 months ago

It looks very moving. What is the story behind it?

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kedar Muley 7 years, 2 months ago

interesting post.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting...love it in b/w!!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ken 7 years, 2 months ago

tell us a little of the story, wonderful post, B&W works well in this shot.....

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 2 months ago

Very strange...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mike 7 years, 2 months ago

Good post Sandra!
What kind of nasty industry is moving in?

To bad the dollar means more than life in today's world.

Take care friend!
Mike

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 2 months ago

Wow, great post Sandra!
I would love to read all of those poems.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 2 months ago

Very emotional posts the last two days. Well done.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Azra Kukura Burzic 7 years, 2 months ago

nice

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 2 months ago

I'll agree. Interesting; provoking and a well done b/w shot.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ole Kristian Valle 7 years, 2 months ago

I agree, very interesting.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting. Makes me want to find out more info on this. Great picture.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 2 months ago

Enigmatic! 2 pics, back to back and each fantastic! I am loving it all!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Chris 7 years, 2 months ago

So good...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 2 months ago

oh Sandra!
this post is so meaningful! I can feel it!
wonderful picture!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
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