Poetry at Lorelei 2022

Good news!

After my poetry debut at Lorelei in 2020, I will return to Lorelei this year.
I’ll perform at the 23rd and 27th of August. 2022.

Banner Festival Lorelei 2022

Poetry Festival Haarlem 2022

A successful festival

For those who were not there and for those who were there and want to reminisce…

Below you find my poem, which is published in the poetry collection Vicit, Vim, Virtus. The English translation you can find below the photo.

Vicit, Vim, Virtus is a publication of the Haarlemse Dichtlijn, published on the occasion of the annual Poetry Festival, on Ascension Day.
The bundle is for sale during events of the Haarlemse Dichtlijn. More information and the agenda for future events can be found at: https://haarlemsedichtlijn.nl/

On the front-cover we find the specially designed illustration by Ben Imhoff.

Overall Design by Lizeanne Voorhout.

Cover of poetry collection: Vicit, Vim, Virtus.
Image of poem by Zatarra Rafaël for poetry collection Vicit Vim Virtus
Image of the back cover of poetry collection Vicit, Vim, Virtus.

I finally got there,
the journey has been long
Clarity and Consciousness as companions
can burn and shatter
Ask Icarus, he knows all about it…
Can clarify reality
so that beauty becomes visible

experience after experience

life after life
cycle after cycle

Words can cut
like knives in hearts
Words can connect
like a boat two shores
Words can love
like roses, velvety soft
Words can remind
of what you really are

Experience remains Master
Wisdom the insight

Are you ready for it?

© Zatarra Rafaël, 2022

Vicit, Vim, Virtus

courage has overcome violence

Performing Poetry, OBA, Open Stage

A year later than the original planning, it finally will happen.
On June 25, 2022 I will return to the Open Stage in the Central Public Library at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam (OBA). We will start at 2 pm. I’m really looking forward to it and would love to meet you!

Entrance is free, you can order the free tickets from the OBA via the link below: Please note: this event is in Dutch.

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Open Stage for Poetry, Amsterdam.

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Saturday November 27th, 2021 at the Central OBA(Library), Amsterdam.
I’ll perform my poetry at the Open Stage for Poetry, when Corona allows it to take place.
So mark the date in your agenda, I’ll love to meet you. More information will follow in November.

Due to Corona, my presentation for the Open Podium in the OBA
in Amsterdam on 27 November 2021 has been cancelled.
Hopefully we can meet again in the OBA in the spring of 2022.
More information will follow, on this news page and in the agenda.

Great Poetry News!

After some cancellations, finally I have good news to share!
Upcoming Friday June 18th, I’ll perform my poetry at ‘t Kleverhuis in Haarlem, starting at 4 pm. Language is Dutch.
Safe your space at the arena fast, as seats are very limited.
You can order your free ticket by Lieneke,

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/HaarlemseDichtlijn/photos/a.683096691719394/4609943009034723/

Address:
Maerten van Heemskerckstraat 69a in Haarlem Noord

It’s a beautiful city-park-walk from approximate 10 minutes from Haarlem Central Station.

Performance Open Stage

Portrait-Zatarra-Rafael-at-stairs-railing

Saturday June 26th, 2021 at the Central OBA (Library),Amsterdam.
I’ll perform my poetry at the Open Stage for Poetry, when Corona allows it to take place.
So mark the date in your agenda, I’ll love to meet you. More information will follow in June.

Due to Corona, the Open Stage for Poetry of June 2021 at the OBA Library in Amsterdam, is canceled.
Hopefully we can meet each other this fall at the OBA.
I’ll keep your posted here.

In Memory of MH17

Consciously aware
the wounds are still here,
are still fresh and warm,
awaiting for enlightenment …

Consciously aware
Sitting here
bewust te zijn
feeling the heat
of the still steaming wounds
in my face.

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