Bookmarking Book Art – Ida Gerhardt

In front of a canal-side bookstore in Delft is this invitation to sit, read and be. 
In front of a canal-side bookstore in Delft is this invitation to sit, read and be.

Ida Gerhardt (1905-1997, Dutch). A well-loved poet of the last century.

In English the title is somewhere between “inalienable” and “freehold”, and the poem begins

This will not be taken from us: reading

Breathlessly the page turning,

Far away, far from the everyday.

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