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The Curved Rhine

The Curved Rhine

It flows
It goes beyond
the water
the past
the landscape
the here and now

the green yellow
gold grey
shines before
my eyes
I feel the warmth
see the colors
drink the beauty
for a moment equal with
the landscape the river

from Wijk to Cothen
along Werkhoven
Odijk Bunnik to
castle Amelisweerd
and Utrecht.

Second Prize in the poems and stories contest of the Utrecht Landscape about the river Kromme Rijn (Curved Rhine), June 2015.