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www.Lezenswaard.be (in EN: "Worth Reading") is a handy international selection of poems & excerpts of prose in Dutch, English, French, German, etc.: click e.g. English-Poetry. Happy reading!

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"Kon de tijd maar / stil blijven staan / dan ving ik hem / in dit gedicht / en liet hem / nooit meer gaan" (G.V.)

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CROMPHOUT, Francis


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Lilith, Lolita, Lillian

langs de hemel glijdend

is zij een dievegge in de nacht

met de wind, het onweer

voert zij de oorlog van de liefde

en geeft vleugels aan het genot

hoedster van slangeneieren

die zij haar lenige minnaars toewerpt

dooft zij hun zaad

in haar roodgloeiende bedstee

zij deelt die met de lynx, de jakhals, de sater

luidkeels lachen zij de ribgewelfde Eva uit