Singular - a collection of poems about finding and loving yourself

Hilde van Son

Category: Poems

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Summary

In the beginning there was me
and before that, my parents
and in the end
there will be me.
We are born alone
and we die alone,
but that’s okay
as long as you’ll promise
to come visit me in the middle
and after the end.

From the book

-42-
‘You don’t have to be like that,’
I told him
‘You don’t have to be strong
I will take you as you are.’
‘You don’t have to be like that,’
He told me
‘You don’t have to be soft
I will take you as you are.’
Yet he did not listen to me
and I did not listen to him.
We’d take the other as they were
but we wouldn’t take ourselves as such.

-48-
He told me
‘You are perfect as you are.’
Which really meant
‘Please don’t change
I cannot keep up
with the dances you dance
and the colours you paint our rooms
and the metaphors you make me feel.’
‘I cannot do that,’
I told him
‘I cannot make you stay.’

About the author

Hilde van Son (2003) lives in Utrecht with her parents and brother. She started writing stories at primary school and discovered her love for writing poems at the age of thirteen. Publishing her first ever poetry collection is a dream come true.

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Product information

Title:

Singular - a collection of poems about finding and loving yourself

Author:

Hilde van Son

Category:

Poems

Number of pages:

62

Illustrated:

No

Format/size:

Paperback A5

Release date:

08-11-2019

ISBN:

978-94-6389-756-3 / 9789463897563

Price:

€ 15,99

Language

Dutch