Poetry night in Haarlem


Waag in Haarlem

Tonight, there was poetry night in Haarlem.

It was in the Waag building.

Built in 1597, in the seventeenth century it was used for weighing ships´ cargoes for taxation.

In the 1960s it was well-known for folk musicians like feminist Cobi Schreijer and Boudewijn de Groot.

Also foreign performers like Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger.

Today, there is still folk music.

And also poetry since over two years.

Yours truly was first on stage with seven poems.

Then, three poems by Jarl.

Then, Marius Jaspers.

Then, Nuel, one of the organizers read a poem by local photographer and poetess Wilma Beun, who is ill now.

Then, other poems; including by homeless poets, writing on their homelessness and other subjects.

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