About the Book
There are countless irrevocable moments of silence and discomfort in the lives of ordinary people that ask to be portrayed. I like these moments very much, they are the in-betweens of time. So many words try to describe our joys, troubles and slipups, but none of them are capable of analyzing why these lose their meaning and we are left submitted to assumption or misunderstanding.
By attaching a kind of logic to the illogical nature of events, using something we could address as lateral thinking, from plausible possibilities abstract feelings emerge. Of course these potential solutions are not definitive, but they are a starting point for discussion
and further exploration. In trying to describe the world through poetical sensibility words and thoughts can form a cohesive alliance with everyday life.
In this little book of poems I have tried to do just that.
De oorspronkelijk tot tekenleraar opgeleide Chris Honingh [Amsterdam 1951] publiceerde de afgelopen decennia zes dichtbundels bij uitgeverij Querido. Ook verschenen een groot aantal gedichten en enige korte verhalen in Nederlandse en Vlaamse literaire tijdschriften.