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Luuk Gruwez

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Luuk Gruwez (born 9 August 1953) is a Flemish poet. Since 1976, he lives in Hasselt, where he worked until 1995 as a teacher.
Gruwez was born at Kortrijk. He attended high school there at the Damiaancollege and graduated in Germanic philology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In 1976 he moved from Kortrijk to Hasselt. He earns a living as a teacher there until his career break in 1995 after being granted a scholarship as a writer.
Gruwez' work is sometimes considered to belong to the neoromantic movement in response to the new realism of the 60s, with its typical emphasis on the emotions of life, love, disease, decay and death. But in Luuk Gruwez' work this kind of romance is ... more »

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For Totje
Let's head for Wijvenheide then.
What a shame that distances extend,
but those with Wijvenheide in their sights
will get to Wijvenheide in the end.

Let's head for Wijvenheide then.
Reed warblers land there from the skies.
Reed tufts wave long advance goodbyes
to those who soon will have to leave again.

Let's head for Wijvenheide then.
In Wijvenheide a great secret's kept:
The egret's trying to hatch a soft-fried egg.

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