When in Warns, Friesland 2020, NL

Locations: The basic location where I took these pictures is in Warns, Friesland, in July 2020. Since I used this camera and film during the summer, you will also find some colorful images from biking around the Hoornsemeer lake in Groningen, taken in August 2020. Also, two pictures are taken during my first time picking blueberries in Wapse. In the Netherlands you can visit picking gardens, such as the Zeldenrust in Wapse, where you can pick your own blueberries! You take all the time you need with the picking process and when you are done, they weigh your buckets and you pay per kilo. It was a wonderful experience, even though there were not many blueberries left in the gardens! Needless to say, we ate from our blueberry batch a lot, till a couple of months ago!

Nikon F75 (35-70mm). Kodak Ultra Max 400, 35mm film.

♠ Ode to the Now ♠

When our lives were happening,

we couldn’t stand still.

Now that our lives just are,

we cannot move forward.

 

Embracing Silence is all we can do,

embracing Stillness is all we can do,

embracing ourselves is all we can do,

embracing our weaknesses is all we can do,

 

for us,

our families,

the world,

now is the time to look inward

then gaze outward and

just BE.


Photo: Praktica MTL 5 (1.8/50). Kodak Gold 200, 35mm film. Groningen, the Netherlands. April 2020.

Refuge

Layers upon layers of restlessness,

upon layers of unburnt stars,

of overheated supernovas

and overflowing dark matter.

 

Poetry,

is my only refuge now.

 

I can’t look myself in the mirror anymore,

no reflection is looking back.

Eyes are dried out – forgotten –

almost like dying stars

we only see in our dreams.

 

The rooftop has fallen

on us

and our dreams,

it has ‘2020’ carved on it

and its debris attacks the silence

while we laugh at our own jokes.

 

If only I had time to read more.

If only I had time to watch more movies.

If only I had time to catch up on my to-do lists.

Now there is time,

but no soul to put into it.

 

The sky is dark,

like the inside of my room.

Words escape my mouth

but bounce back at the walls around me

and enter my mouth again.

 

No sounds,

No world.

 

My jaw is broken now,

the lines are blurred,

and stars flicker above me

in the night sky.

They remind me that life

is like Silence:

You fee it the most

when it is the only thing you hear.


Photo: Nikon F75 (28-100mm). LomoChrome Purple, 100-400, 35mm film. Groningen, the Netherlands. May 2020.

Purple Bike Rides, Groningen 2020 (Lomo Purple 400)

Locations: Biking around Hoornseplas, Stadspark, Groningen, the Netherlands. May 2020.

Nikon F75 (28-100mm). LomoChrome Purple, 100-400, 35mm film.

 

Welcome to my purple world, Groningen 2020 (Lomo Purple 400)

Locations: Zeeheldenbuurt, Stadspark, Groningen, the Netherlands, May 2020.

Minolta Dynax 7000i (AF 35-105mm). LomoChrome Purple, 100-400, 35mm film.

De Onlanden, Groningen 2020 (Ektar 100)

Locations: De Onlanden, Groningen, the Netherlands, May 2020.

Minolta Dynax 7000i (AF 35-105mm). Kodak Ektar, 100 ISO, 35mm film.

Τον καιρο της καραντινας

Τ’ αστέρια κρύβονται,
             οι ίσκιοι εξαφανίζονται.
Πού γυρνάς τα βράδια,
             τώρα που ζέστανε ο καιρός;
Ο κόσμος φαίνεται σιωπηλός
             σχεδόν ήρεμος.
Ο αέρας όμως γεμάτος
             ανησυχία εδώ, εκεί, παντού.

Ψίθυροι εξαντλημένοι,
             αναζητούν το φως,
             αυτό που χάσαμε,
             που θρέφαμε κρυφά,
             τα βράδια αυτού του Ιουνίου.

Θέλεις να πάμε βόλτα;
Να δούμε λίγο κόσμο
      – ν α ξ ε σ κ ά σ ο υ μ ε –
Άσε μωρέ,
             τους βλέπουμε κι απ’ το παράθυρο.
Εκτός αυτού, σφίγγεται η καρδιά μου όταν το ενάμιση μέτρο γίνεται ένα,
             μετά μικραίνει
             και συρρικνώνεται
               στα 50 εκατοστά,
               40 εκατοστά,
               30 φτου και δεν βγαίνω
               ποτέ ξανά απ’ το σπίτι μου.

Οι φίλοι μου έχουν ξεχάσει το πρόσωπό μου,
εγώ έχω ξεχάσει τ’ όνομά μου
και αργά τρώω τα σωθικά μου
ανασαίνω αέναη ανησυχία
        – σωπαίνει η ψυχή –

Εισπνοή – Εκπνοή.
Μέρες έχω ν’ ακούσω τη φωνή μου
να βοά στην ησυχία,
και τρομάζω.
             Μήπως έφυγε;
             Εξαφανίστηκε;
             Ελευθερώθηκε;
Καμία απάντηση.

Τελείωσε ή ακόμη;
             αναρωτιέμαι.
Δεν ακούω τίποτα.
             Ησυχία.
             Έρχεται καταιγίδα.


Photo: Nikon F75 (28-100mm). LomoChrome Purple, 100-400, 35mm film. Groningen, the Netherlands. May 2020.

The Winter Leftovers, Groningen 2020

Locations:  Stadspark Groningen, the Netherlands. February-March 2020.

Nikon F75 (28-100mm). Kodak UltraMax 400, 35mm film.

Winter Details, Groningen 2019

Locations:  Stadspark Groningen, the Netherlands. December 2019.

Nikon F75 (28-100mm). Kodak Utramax 400, 35mm film.

Outside my window

Outside the window

the wind howls violently,

it’s that time of year

when nature crashes silence

and together they march

on our souls’ path.

 

I can’t sleep at night,

slowly losing my breath,

while the streetlights flicker.

Time stops partially,

it crumbles underneath my pillow,

suffocating dust particles

and lost dreams.

 

Listen to my voice,

it is hemorrhaging

stardust and fear.

 

The pages filled with letters,

the books turn dusty,

my eyes hurt, swollen from the wind.

There’s an ink stain on my bedsheet.

 

Photo: Nikon F75 (28-100mm). Kodak Utramax 400, 35mm film. Stadspark Groningen, the Netherlands. December 2019.