Tagarchief: love

On Suicide, Faith, Love & Hope (Dutch with English subtitles)

An enlightening, intriguing and instructive conversation on suicide, borders, faith, love and hope with Tom, Outward Bound School trainer (in Dutch with English subtitles).
Een verhelderend, leerzaam en intrigerend gesprek over zelfdoding, grenzen, geloof, hoop en liefde met Tom, Outward Bound School trainer.

The Rocking Ocean

The Rocking Ocean

My father was a Rock,
my mother she was Ocean,
and when they met,
out of the waves so gently laid
upon the pebbled beach,
I came into this Life,
and so it is:
the Rock becomes a thousand pebbles
and the Ocean takes,
takes back
what at first Love was Hers:
an everlasting, Soul consuming,
deeply moving wave embracing Time,
and all of us.

My father was a Rock,
my mother she was Ocean,
the beach their gentle playing ground,
the waves their tune,
the tide their song,
the stars at night the scene
for what at morning light
became a memory for years to come
and all of this is given
and all of this is seen
by those who with a silent song
sing to the everlasting rocks
and dance to the embrace of Time,
the whispering wave of Love.

My father was a Rock,
my mother she was Ocean,
and when they met,
out of the waves so gently laid
upon the pebbled beach,
I came into this Life,

and when my Time has come
remember then the waves
remember then this Rock
and how I called the Ocean
to take back what was Hers.

Motherland – Peace and Freedom Tribute Poem

(For all who embrace freedom in a peaceful way)

For each who talks,
for each who walks,
for each there is a beach,
for each to print a footstep here,
for each to share a tear

For each and every one of us
for each a Womb to meet
for each and every one of us
in each our Hearts will beat

For each who fights,
for each who writes,
for each there is a hand,
for each who weeps,
for each who sleeps,
for each there is a land

For each and every one of us
for each here shed a tear
for each and every one of us
for each this Sea shall hear

For each who falls,
for each who calls,
for each there is a Tomb,
for each who strays,
for each who prays,
for each there is a Womb

For each and every one of us
for each our sins we’ll give
for each and every one of us
for each She shall forgive

For each who grieves,
for each who leaves,
for each there is a Home,
for each who craves,
for each the waves
shall offer silent praise

For each and every one of us
for each here shed a tear
for each and every one of us
for each this Sea shall hear

For each who bled,
the waves turned red,
they colored their embrace,
their lips became
a silent blame,
for each and every face

For each and every one of them,
for each we will remain
for each and every one of them
Love’s witness of their pain

For each who cries,
for each who dies,
for each there is a wave,
for each who breathes
and suffocates
the Motherland awaits

For each and every one of us,
for each beginnings near,
for each and every one of us
for each then be them dear

And gently then,
and gently then,
as Heart’s beat fades away,
for each who sings,
for each Sea brings,
the wave to Soul’s D-day

For each and every one of us
for each here we shall pray
for each and every one of us
for each this Sea shall stay

From each who falls,
from each who calls,
from each She asks belief,
for each who strays,
for each who prays,
for each shall be relief

For each and every one of us
for each these waves will be
for each and every one of us
Her Womb Eternity

Thing

Nothing

Bruidsnacht / Bridal Night

Ballad written by my father, performed live by the Flemish folk band “Laïs” 2014. With lyrics and English subtitles.

Bridal Night

Then to the dune she’s gone
Her wedding dress put on
Waves they go to and fro
Stars ready glow

Lonesome in deaden deep
Her tune wakes him from sleep
Waves they go to and fro
Darken the tide

From sea he came to land
He took her by the hand
Waves they go to and fro
Stars ready glow

Darken dune, Darken dune
Bright stars all ready glow
They rest eternally
bound they flow

And there in fragrant green
Became his Bridal Queen
Waves they go to and fro
Darken the tide

He made her company
Back to the flaming sea
Waves they go to and fro
Stars ready glow

Darken dune, Darken dune
right stars all ready glow
They rest eternally
Mm mm.. bound they flow  (x2)

Bruidsnacht

Zij is naar ’t duin gegaan
Haar bruidskleed had zij aan
Baren gaan heen en weer
Sterren staan klaar

Eenzaam in doods gebied
Ontwaakt hij en hoort haar lied
Baren gaan heen en weer
Donker is ’t tij

Hij kwam uit zee naar ’t strand
Hij nam haar bij de hand
Baren gaan heen en weer
Sterren staan klaar

Donker duin, Donker duin
Sterren staan helder klaar
Zij rusten eeuwig… Bij elkaar

Toen in dat geurend kruid
Werd zij ’n gekroonde bruid
Baren gaan heen en weer
Donker is ’t tij

Hij nam haar met zich mee
Terug naar de brandende zee
Baren gaan heen en weer
Sterren staan klaar

Donker duin, Donker duin
Sterren staan helder klaar
Zij rusten eeuwig
Mm mm… Bij elkaar (x2)

Nederlandse tekst: Ferdinand Vercnocke
Paintings/Schilderijen: Ferdinand Vercnocke
English translation: Rombout Vercnocke

My father in his “Sanctuary”:

Ferdinand