Els Moors

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Els Moors (1976) received a warm welcome from Flemish and Dutch critics alike, as the first young Flemish poet to have appeared on the scene for a long time. Her debut Er hangt een hoge lucht boven ons (There is a tall sky above us; 2006) was nominated for the C. Buddingh’-prize and was awarded the Herman de Coninck prize for best poetry debut, whe ...

Els Moors Poems

1.
[then I came home]

then I came home
I threw my heavy bag
off of me in the corridor
you stood waiting for me
...

2.
[the sky is an arch within which]

the sky is an arch within which
the city pigeon limps through
the litter in the street
the grey trees stand at the window
...

3.
[the water floating by is the water]

the water floating by is the water
I can see
the boat in which I lie rocks
with my legs over the side
...

4.
[on the roof of the house with the wind vane]

on the roof of the house with the wind vane
a heron takes off on a steep incline
all the guests walk slowly to
the pond that is filled to the brim
...

5.
I am the gardener with an alibi

I am the gardener with an alibi
and a purple ski suit
I am maintaining the premises
on which the golf balls are hit
...

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