2 new poems by Tuur Verheyde

Snapshots

I am a constant picture 
Taker, not for sharing 
Or some showy social 
Media purpose, but to try
And capture the elusive 
Footsteps of Transience
Itself. 

Too many years went by 
Noticing the ephemeral 
Beauty of seasons and
Moments only as they fell 
Into the haze of detached 
Recollection; too many 
Memories were merely 
Scribbled in the mind’s 
Fading sketches. 

To ensnare impermanence 
In timeless frames is not 
Only to challenge Time’s 
Unremitting grasp, but 
To imprint upon the mind, 
Which seeks above all comfort 
In things that seem to last, 
The graceful dance of unborn
Beginnings and death
Without end, one picture 
At a time. 

A Death Abroad

In the old days all witness 
Was from friend or foe. News 
Flew no further than love or spite 
Could stand to bear it out,
But now stories of your
Death are spread 
To places your imagination
Never even knew to draw, 
To strangers whom you 
Would not know how 
To name had you ever 
Learned of them. 

A small comfort; 
Our lives might reach 
Far beyond the sights  
Our mind had learned 
To see, even as they pass, 
Touching buildings and bodies 
That would confound 
Our understanding. And yet 
Today more swiftly are 
They swept away from  
The surface of most,
Embattled, minds. 


Bio:

Tuur Verheyde is a twenty-four year old Belgian poet. His work endeavours to capture the weirdness of the 21st century; its globalised art, culture, politics and problems. Tuur’s poetry seeks to further cultural, spiritual, political and emotional connectivity on an international level. His work is personal and outward looking and seeks to accurately represent the blurred boundaries between the real, the surreal and the hyperreal, as well meshing the personal with the political and the spiritual. https://tuurverheyde.com

3 poems by Tuur Verheyde : “April in Exile” “May Meandering” “March in Ending”

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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