Lonely Goodbye | Germain Droogenbroodt

for those who, wherever, have to die lonely
Awaiting an Answer
©2022 Edward Lee
Chilly the room
the white walls

audible only
the echo of loneliness.

Not a tender word anymore 
no warm embrace

just the time,
a leaking tap,
ticking.

None knocking at the door
nobody you expect,
no one, except death.

©2022 Germain Droogenbroodt
All rights reserved



Germain Droogenbroodt…

…is an internationally known poet, translator, publisher and promoter of modern international poetry. He writes short stories and literary reviews, but mainly poetry, so far 14 poetry books, published in 19 countries. As founder of the Belgian publishing house POINT Editions he published more than eighty collections of mainly modern, international poetry, he organised and co-organised several international poetry festivals in Spain. He is vice president of the Academy Mihai Eminescu, in Romania, and organizer of the Mihai Eminescu Internaional Poetry Festival. He also set up the internationally greatly appreciated project Poetry without Borders, publishing every week a poem from all over the world in 33 languages.


Light Glow | Germain Droogenbroodt

The Light

Ordinary but Bright
©2022 Miroslava Panayotova
It dawns … 
the sun rises
out of nowhere,
ignites
what only apparently
comes from afar
though it is near
and within us ... 

the light.

Glow

Face to Face
©2022 Miroslava Panayotova
Unshadow the night
with the gold of the stars

restore silence
with words of light

don’t experience time as loss 
or as passing by

but of every moment 
the ephemeral glow.

©2022 Germain Droogenbroodt
All rights reserved


Germain Droogenbroodt…

…is an internationally known poet, translator, publisher and promoter of modern international poetry. He writes short stories and literary reviews, but mainly poetry, so far 14 poetry books, published in 19 countries. As founder of the Belgian publishing house POINT Editions he published more than eighty collections of mainly modern, international poetry, he organised and co-organised several international poetry festivals in Spain. He is vice president of the Academy Mihai Eminescu, in Romania, and organizer of the Mihai Eminescu Internaional Poetry Festival. He also set up the internationally greatly appreciated project Poetry without Borders, publishing every week a poem from all over the world in 33 languages.