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Post-weekend Poetry 097: Reunion by Ina Schroders-Zeeders

18 Nov

ina 25 april 2012Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the ninety-seventh poem in this series. This week’s piece is by Ina Schroders-Zeeders.

Reunion

The person, sitting quietly opposed me
at the wobbly round table
that had carved names in the wood
of those we both remembered well,
had aged more than I could imagine.
After neglecting our friendship,
not much was left of whom I’d searched before.

Where went youth, the smile, the energy?
Still some familiarity was lingering
in eyes and lines, and features one by one
came back to being those that I once knew.
The person had been lost for years in dust,
in fading mist and pretences, in cold denial
and darkest corners, waiting for forgiveness.

There had been no kindness, love,
just hate, regret and shame, but now,
in this September sunlight, see,
a bit of understanding came between us.
We found each other and it was enough.
I recognized the person well
as I could hide no longer from myself. As it was me.

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I asked Ina what prompted this piece and she said…

To find yourself again is like an encounter in a mist.

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Thank you, Ina. I love that.

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Ina is a Dutch novelist and poet. She has written about 700 poems since Autumn 2010. One of them has been published in “The Journal” a British poetry magazine, others have been published in anthologies and on her weblog http://inaweblogisback.wordpress.com. Ina lives on the island of Terschelling.

After the anthology “Veritas” in October 2013, a second anthology by Schroders-Zeeders was published by Winter Goose Publishing.

The new book is called “Amor” 227 poems telling the story of a love. http://www.amazon.com/Amor-Ina-Schroders-Zeeders/dp/0989479269.

You can also read Ina’s poetry on my blog http://poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com/poems.

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