Glad it worked so well with you, Steve Gee! During the conception of the poem I considered including insights from the field of neurology and neurolinguistics, but it all got too abstract and complicated. Some twenty years ago an aged neurologist explained to me a theory he was working on: our relation with reality is touch. ‘Everything is touch’ he said. I’ve never forgotten his slender, wrinkled hands illustrating his story. He was married to a popular poet, whose poems can be seen as the application of his theory.

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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