Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Gert Knop—Germany, Jack Horne—England and Inge Wesdijk (Daginne Aignend)—The Netherlands


By Gert Knop—Germany, Jack Horne—England
and Inge Wesdijk (Daginne Aignend)—The Netherlands

The beautiful world
is small,
only a grain of sand
on a vast beach of loneliness.
At the horizon
of our dreams
shine splendid stars,
but sadly                      
they are                
unreachable far   
Still, we believe
we can touch those stars.       
Each soul strives
to reach them,                        
yet few will ever come close.
Though dreams can carry us 
ever higher,
into the impossible realm,
the place where 
anything can happen

Bright, black and white,
flows into darker dreams ...
A sudden scintillation
of glistering candles, reflecting
minuscule kaleidoscopic
rainbow droplets, revives
the spirit while asleep.
Awakes the mind
in a new morning
of light


  1. Wonderful words beautifully crafted

  2. Thanks, Partha, Annie & Yancy. It was a joy writing with Jack and Gert. We inspire one another. Glad you appreciate our co-work.

    Best wishes,

  3. Creative work. Emotive and expressive. We all need hope to give us a reason for living. Sara

  4. Very evocative poem. You write beautifully together, a real flow.
    Thank you.

  5. Thanks, Sara and Jo. Your comments are highly appreciated.

    Best wishes,

  6. Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments, & thanks to Gert & Inge for writing with me - great fun, as always

  7. Dreams, hope and faith form a huge chunk of our lives. Thank you for this lovely triple collaboration. Regards // paul

  8. Really nice. You were all of the same mindset so it flowed seamlessly.

  9. Gert, Jack and Inge,
    Great poem. It would be interesting to find out who wrote which lines of the poem.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  10. I'm with David here. It's fun to speculate about who wrote what on this one. Love it. You're all great separately and terrific together. Thanks for this one!!

  11. I'm so happy about the positive response of our co-write. Yes, we inspire each other and the most important, it's FUN to do.
    And David and Barbara, the answer to your question is: Gert-Jack-Inge

  12. Gert, Jack and Inge, I quite enjoyed the your seamless co-write, and how can affect us. You three reached for the stars and caught Great work!
    Sincerly, Charlene

    1. Aw Charlene, I'm honored by your words.
      Thank you so much

  13. What a delightful collaboration, Gert, Jack, and Inge. I enjoyed your work. Thank you for sharing it. Continued blessings to you all!


  14. I like the idea of light which is conveyed through these beautiful words!

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  16. I wrote a comment, but realised it wasn't what I wanted to say. Originally I wrote "plaintive and beautiful", but plaintive isn't the right word. This poem is gentle, slightly sad in part but gives a rising hope at the end. It plays the reader's heart like a musical instrument. That still isn't exactly what I want to say, but please keep doing what you're doing.