Tuesday, July 10, 2018



At The End Of The Day

She was looking right into the abyss
of her success
as it quite well showed the labyrinth
she was walking through
her fears and hopes
the boats she missed
fragments of the past
her little paradise
and finally the relativity
of it all
like a black orchid
in the late afternoon
like life
we all die.

One Day More

One day more
to walk through the unknown
one day more
to find back what is forgotten
one day more
for the words never spoken
one day more to forgive
the infinite sin
one day more
to express the
pain with no right to exist
one day more
to suffer
what I never suffered from
one day more
to laugh about my losses
one undefined day
is all I ask.

Just Around The Corner

As death dropped by this morning
for a coffee
I felt so safe
I felt so secure
in the waiting room for eternity
there was you
loads and loads of happy faces
a loving God
and behind the gate
my favourite coffeeshop.


MARIAN EIKELHOF is a poet who works in her daily life as a psychologist leading her own consultancy firm, named Psychologisch Adviesbureau Ariadne. Her work inspires her to write about the emotional aspects of existence. Not only she describes feelings of love, intimacy and desire, but also she reflects in her poetry on sad, fragile experiences and she criticizes dehumanisation. Marian has recently published the second edition of her collection of Dutch poems titled “een nulurencontract met het leven” and a first edition of her English collection of poetry carrying the title “a zero-hour contract with life”. Marian is active furthermore active in defending human rights with a special emphasis on the empowerment of women internationally. To focus on the peace process with other poets she is continental director of Europe in the World Festival of Poetry and she has just started a foundation together with the Cuban writer Victor Hugo Perez Gallo, under the name “Foundation Literary International”. Marian is participating in the project “Salt Boundaries” organized, among others, by the Syrian poet Malak Soufi and poets of the WFP. The artistic project “Salt boundaries” strongly rejects the abhorrent situation of war refugees and has expressed this vital theme for humanity in poetry festivals that took subsequently place in Rome (Italy), Malaga (Spain) and will be highlighted again in Havana, Cuba. In the UNEAC (the union for writers and artists located in Havana, Cuba) the idea was born to defend humanity by seriously committing ourselves as artists to achieve a higher purpose by significantly helping the most vulnerable group of people on the world, namely the refugees, orphans and numerous victims of an inhumane war. 

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