Song of yesteryear (Liedje van weleer) / Poem by Hannie Rouweler

 
Poem by Hannie Rouweler
 
 
Song of yesteryear
 
Maybe I’m the only one
who hears the song
 
the melody and the words
that I would like to be added
 
but I’m not that far yet.
I’m still busy
 
tuning the strings
only then come the chords.
 
I would prefer that someone
would think together with me
 
that someone else tells me
what the song is all about
 
 
Liedje van weleer
 
Misschien ben ik wel de enige
die het liedje hoort
 
de melodie en de woorden
die ik erbij zou willen bedenken
 
maar zo ver ben ik nog lang niet.
Ik ben nog steeds bezig
 
met de snaren stemmen
dan komen pas de akkoorden.
 
Het liefst zou ik willen dat iemand
met mij meedenkt
 
dat iemand anders mij vertelt
waar het lied over gaat.
 
 
 
 
 

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