The journey of a lifetime

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 3 february 2015

Paradise by Fabio Bertini




When you were young, did you dream of what you’d be later on? I did. I was about six, maybe seven, when it dawned on me what I would become. Every Saturday morning I would go to the library in Rockhampton, Australia with my parents and my two younger brothers to return with another pile of history books. “Don’t you want to try something else Wim?” my parents asked after a while. “No,” I answered shaking my head and departed to my fantasy world of explorers who travelled the world in ships, on horseback and camelback, or on foot, discovering the most interesting lands.


Read more about "The journey of a lifetime"

I can see clearly now

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 3 february 2015

We are all spirits in the material world


I’ve always had a keen sense of sight. Whether I was looking into the distance or up close, my eyesight never failed me. Yet, I never truly appreciated this gift, even though my peers often pointed it out to me, along with doctors at medical check-ups. Sure, I was aware of it, except its importance just didn’t sink in.


Read more about "I can see clearly now"

And I dreamed a Golden Dream

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 3 february 2015



And I dreamed of a bright golden light flashing across the heavens.


Read more about "And I dreamed a Golden Dream"

I love a good cry now and then

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 3 february 2015



Be honest, when was the last time you cried? Or does this question make you feel uncomfortable? OK, shall I go first then? I cry at least once a week, usually more though.


Read more about "I love a good cry now and then"

I am one with you

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on thursday 19 june 2014

I am one with you


Photo: unknown

Throughout the ages, there were many couples who experienced a deep sense of love. Take, for instance, Romeo & Juliet, Samson & Delilah, Tristan & Isolde and Tamar & Armand. I have described the love felt by the latter couple in De feeks van Montpézat. And although their story is set in the late nineteenth Century, it is very much a modern-day one. The other day, Tamar, the ‘feeks’ (English: Hag), inspired me in writing a pantoum. Here she speaks to Armand from a distance, by speaking from her heart.


Read more about "I am one with you"
Subscribe to my blog