A serious case of love

My fourth book, A serious case of love is out in the Apple Books Store as digital download. It is the sequel to A taste of love, the first book with English poetry I wrote.

Description:

All beautiful stories start with “Once upon a time” and this story is not any different except that it is written as poetry.

Once upon a time I lived in England and caught a serious case of love. And ever since then I never got rid of it or had the intention to.

Friendship and love are the ingredients for the poems and prose I have written in the 30 years from then and in this little book I let you taste some of it.

Release date: 6 March 2019
Number of pages: 13
Price: $ 1.99/€ 1.99
Publisher: Apple

It is time

It is time to wind up the clock
Or it will make the time stop
Put your money in an old sock
Under the mattress before sleep
And the dog is walked and fed
We must now close this shop
Turn the key in the old lock
Blow out the candle and creep
Up the stairs and go to bed

 

 

Spam

I have a lot of caring friends
Apparently
They e-mail me all the time to tell
That I should lose some weight
20 Lbs a week or even 30 if I’m lucky
And if I use their products this or that
I might get a date with their friend Holly
Or Kelly, or Debby, Libby, Emily, Kitty, Lucy or Melody
They must know me pretty well

The Court Jester

When the Court Jester
Told them a hilarious joke at the expense of the King
He shouted out in rage
Behead the little fester
But the poor man cried
Please no your Majesty
Jokes about a rolling head are really not my thing

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A taste of love, the American adventure

Exciting!As you all know I have published a couple of books last year, a fact that makes me a very proud author. My Dutch book is sold out now and my book in English is nearing the same milestone soon.

But there’s going to be more of it. Today I received the ISBN for the American version of my book A taste of love. The publisher in America has sent me the proof for the book and the cover and I gladly gave my approval.

So in the coming weeks I will be informed about the publishing date and the final result. I will keep this a secret for a while until it’s finally there but the book cover will show a picture that is very dear to me and a lot of my friends.

Exciting news, a third ISBN in my name added to the collection. Well, soon anyway.

Amateur

AmateurSome of my friends say I should be considering a career as a professional photographer, they’ve been saying it for years now. And when they say it they make me smile. The truth is I think it’s nice to go out in nature and take pictures of flowers, insects, mushrooms, birds or whatever attracts my attention and I thoroughly enjoy it but I also think that I will never be good enough when I compare my work to that of those who are already professionals.

And I am somewhat scared that if I choose to become a professional in this field I might not enjoy my pictures as I do now. They would be reduced to ‘bread on the table’.

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The start of a new project

Exciting!I am excited! I am going to begin something new, something entirely different from what I have done before in the last decade. This project requires different skills so I am currently practicing my writing skills.

Not writing as in writing new poetry but the art of handwriting itself. As a child I used a Fountain Pen at school and in the years after but with the introduction of computers, internet and modern media I have neglected the art of handwriting. And now is the time to start again.

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