I need you with me

Being near you makes me warmer,
my bones, my skin, my heart, my words
all need you to forget the cold
that other people gave me
that I gave to myself,
I need you with me
to forget how much cold hurts.

Bij jou zijn maakt me warmer,
mijn botten, mijn huid, mijn hart, mijn woorden
hebben allen jou nodig om de kou te vergeten
die andere mensen me bezorgden,
die ik mezelf bezorgde,
ik heb je bij me nodig
om te vergeten hoe erg kou striemt.


Comments on: "I need you with me" (6)

  1. I like parallel poems in different languages.

  2. Yes, so do I. It’s fascinating trying to read this aloud in what I imagine to be Dutch. It’s a good thing you can’t hear me!

  3. This poem comforts and warms after the previous one, Ina! Life – and love – is so full of contrasts! Lovely.

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