Poetry / Poets

Foreshore by Joop Bersee

My mother’s veined
hands are in her lap.

The left hand starts
rubbing the right hand.

The right hand that’s her.
The left brings it back

from the chilly foreshore
with its eager waves.


One thought on “Foreshore by Joop Bersee

  1. Joop Bersee was born in the Netherlands in 1958 in Aerdenhout. From 1989 to 1996 he lived in South Africa where he began writing poetry in English in 1991. His poetry has been published in South Africa, England, Wales, Canada, Brazil, India (in a translation),the United States and Ireland. In 2011 he was one of the winning poets of the Dalro Award in South African. Currently he works for the library of a museum in Amsterdam.

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