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Honeymouth – Poetry Reading by Gerry van der Linden

Watch the Poetry Reading of HONEYMOUTH:

Poem Read by Becky Shrimpton

Get to know poet Gerry van der Linden:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

Theme of the poem: different worlds, same people. Universal reality.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your
poetry reading?

They can respond anyway they want, but I hope that they will feel
connected to others (as different as they are..) during or after the
experience of listening and watching.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

Since 1975 I have been publishing poetry, writing since I was ten years
old. First volume in 1978, title: ‘De Aantekening’, (The Note). Last
publication ‘Stadswild’ (City’s prey) 2014. In total as an oeuvre; 10
poetrybooks and 3 novels.

PS I read my poems in the shorts of Allen Ginsberg in 1980 in The Savoy
Tivoli, San Francisco. ‘Get off the stage!’ he shouted behind the curtain
when I took too much time.. (so funny).

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

Margaret Atwood, Mark Strand, Josif Brodsky, Ann Sexton, Sylvia Plath,
a.o.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry
performed by a professional actor?

A friend told me about it, I think it is an interesting and appealing way to show your poetry
on line.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes. I write prose as well, short stories, scripts, novels.

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is writing and reading, watching movies also. And
watching my son perform, who is a well known spoken word artist (name: Luan
Buleshkaj). He is a magician with words(!)

http://www.gerryvanderlinden.nl

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Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

WATCH this month’s poetry readings performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/may_2015_poetry_readings.html

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Today’s Showcased Poetry Readings

Deadline for FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Read Today’s Selected Poetry:

MERCURY, by Kelly Kiczenski
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/mercury-poetry-by-keely-kiczenski/

I FELL FOR HIM, by Rana Cocklin
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/i-fell-for-him-poetry-by-rana-cocklin/

UNTIL I SNEEZE, by Kirby Timmons
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/until-i-sneeze-poetry-by-kirby-timmons/

THE LULLABY OF A STRANGE EVENT, by Ron Henslee
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/the-lullaby-of-a-strange-event-poetry-by-ron-henslee/

HONEYMOUTH, by Gerry Van Der Linden
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/honeymouth-poetry-by-gerry-van-der-linden/

THE QUEST, by Tabitha Baumander
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/the-quest-poetry-by-tabitha-baumander/

SHULAMMITE THE WOMAN IN SOLOMONS SONGS OF SONGS, by Susan Dubin
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/shulammite-the-woman-in-solomons-song-of-songs-poetry-by-susan-dubin/

HARVEY’S FORECAST, by Michael McDonald
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/harveys-forecast-poetry-by-michael-mcdonald/

AFTER WORDS, by Kelly McCrillis
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/after-words-poetry-by-kelly-mccrillis/

THEY SAY CHILDREN ADAPT, by Dianne Mead
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/06/they-say-children-adapt-poetry-by-dianne-mead/

Honeymouth, Poetry by Gerry van der Linden

Genre: philosophical, political(?), hopeful

Honeymouth
by Gerry van der Linden

Honey-mouth jumps out of bed
there lies the town
a stone recently thrown
such a pleasant day
honey-mouth Dutch tulip
with her yellow silk headscarf
camel boys watch out!
cans of Arabian coffee
thud in the sun

honey-mouth closes her eyes
her feet careful
relieved the front door swings
bong! the church bell strikes
good morning honey-mouth
her stomach ramadans
her head bumps heaven
not rose-coloured
clouded faces in fact

shut up honey-mouth!
nice lies tap fire
what to call truth?
how does she feel? warm cold?
why doesn’t she speak?
more she wants to taste
question
how much truth does
a veiled kiss eat?

http://www.gerryvanderlinden.nl