The Longer The Closer.... Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

The Longer The Closer....

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The Longer The Closer….

The Netherlands is closer to North America than you ever imagined....
and a little closer every year

do you know there are plates on the seabed?
that's just the bottom of our earth

our houses are built rock solid
but over there in the distant depths
the continents rock back and forth over each other

when you sink very deep on that face of the earth

then you are close to the north american states

you can swim right there

while atop the Earth's surface
you need at least 8 hours

to fly there

and when a volcano erupts at the bottom of the ocean

then we have on the surface of that ocean
a hellish tsunami,
as we have seen before (Aceh, Sunda Strait, Phuket)


© Sylvia Frances Chan - All Rights Reserved
Thursday, November 12,2020

This is a translation of the poem Hoe Langer Hoe Dichterbij.... by Sylvia Frances Chan
Thursday, November 12, 2020
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
then you are close to the north american states

you can swim right there

while atop the Earth's surface
you need at least 8 hours

to fly there

and when a volcano erupts at the bottom of the ocean

then we have on the surface of that ocean
a hellish tsunami,
as we have seen before (Aceh, Sunda Strait, Phuket)


© Sylvia Frances Chan - All Rights Reserved
Thursday 12 November 2020
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 17 November 2020

" when a volcano erupts at the bottom of the ocean then we have on the surface of that ocean a hellish tsunami, ..' Tsunami provokes thought and we amaze time to time. Duty and responsibility comes with perception to protect ourselves. Your poem gives us an idea to understand that The Netherlands is closer to North America. An amazing poem is brilliantly penned...5 stars.

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