Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Special Feature Translation Poem--By Inge Wesdijk--The Netherlands

Awakening--English

tender blossoms
budded from
glistening pearls
of camaraderie
intertwined roots
a lucid awakening
of a newborn friendship

Ontwaken--Dutch

tedere bloesems
ontsproten uit
glinsterende parels
van kameraadschap
wortels verstrengeld
een helder ontwaken
van een nieuwe vriendschap

41 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading poetry that embodies Nature/Human Nature.
    Had not realized, before, the similarities in these two languages.
    Nicely done!

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    1. Hi James, yes the English language and the Dutch language has a lot in common, as well with the German language, it also has some French influences. Thank you for your kind comment.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  2. A lovely poem Inge, thank you for sharing it in Dutch (^_^)

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    1. My dear friend, your comment is greatly appreciated.

      All my best,
      Inge

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  3. Searching into deep,
    For new friendship.

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    1. Dear Swapan,

      Thank you for your nice comment.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  4. Searching into deep,
    For new friendship.

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  5. A beautiful poem.
    Enjoyed reading.

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  6. Hi Inge, another lovely composition, image rich and translated. Thank you

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    1. Dear Annie,

      Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked the poem.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  7. Hi Inge, beautiful, moving, absolutely brilliant.

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    1. Dear Nick,

      Wow, you almost make me blush by your comment. Thank you!

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  8. Dear Inge, one more proof how talented you are! Lovely poem in English and Dutch!

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    1. Dear Gert,

      This is really a super compliment, coming from you. Thank you my friend.

      Love,
      Inge

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  9. what a wonderful description of friendship Inge:-) thanks for sharing your beautiful poems:-) hugs jan xx

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    1. Dear Jan,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
      Hugs back.

      Inge

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  10. Very well done. Knowing German also, I enjoy looking at Dutch!

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    1. Dear Arthur,

      I also speak German and it has so much in common with Dutch, though in the Dutch language there are more English influences.
      Thank you for your nice comment.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  11. A beautiful poem in both languages Inge, thank you for sharing

    George

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    1. Dear George,

      I'm so glad you appreciated my poem. Thank you for your kind comment.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  12. Very well said Inge, I highly respect you & treasure your friendship. My wife Diana enjoyed the Dutch part of this.
    Knight Writer

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    1. Dear Yancy,

      How sweet of you to say this, I really appreciate it.
      Thank you so much.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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    2. Every word of it true Inge. You are a precious person.
      Knight Writer

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  13. Dit is Diana. Mooi gescheven Inge

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    1. Hallo Diana,

      Hartelijk dank voor je vriendelijke commentaar.

      Beste wensen,
      Inge

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  14. Very lovely Inge, enjoyed it very much!

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate it.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  15. The blossoming of a new friendship! Very lovely, Inge! Can see the similarities between both languages...Regards // paul

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    1. Thanks Paul, I never realized English and Dutch has so much in common. With translating the poem it was evident.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  16. a beautiful poem & really enjoyed seeing it in Dutch too xx

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    1. Thanks my dear friend, I'm glad you liked it.

      Love,
      Inge

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  17. Inge,
    A beautiful poem in English and Dutch.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thanks dear David, your comment is greatly appreciated

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  18. I really loved the poem both in English and Dutch. I didn't realize that Dutch was similar to English. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift of writing.
    Sincerely, Charlene

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    1. Dear Charlene,

      Thank you for your kind words. Before New York was called 'New York' its name was 'New Amsterdam' some exploring Dutchmen landed there in the 17th century. Perhaps that has something to do with the similarity but of course, I'm not a historian.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  19. Dear Inge,

    What a blessing to see the wonderful support you are receiving on this poem. You are such a gift you are to the Whispers community. May your light continue to shine.

    Blessings always,
    Karen

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    1. Dear Karen,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It's a joy to work with you and Jack on Whispers. May Whispers light shine continuously as well.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  20. Hello Inge. What a lovely, tender-hearted poem that I enjoyed a lot. I admire those who can speak and write more than one language, and like James, I am amazed at the similarities of the two languages. Well done, Inge. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ
    (www.creativeinspirationspp.blogspot.com)

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    1. Dear Maurice, it must have a historical background, if I have the time I will look into it. Back then, in the 17th century, I know the Dutch were one of the first world explorers, and also discovered (parts) of America. Anyway, I don't know the exact facts.
      Thank you for your nice words.

      Best wishes,
      Inge

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  21. I love the idea of flowers becoming new friends emerging from pearls with intertwined roots.

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