Adventliche Einkehr (Ingo Baumgartner)

Bij de eerste zondag van de Advent

 

 
Eschweger Weihnachtsmarkt um 1816 door Ernst Christopher Metz

 

Adventliche Einkehr

Adventmarkt, glühgebirnte Helle,
ein runder Tisch, wie fein, ich stelle
mich hin und äußere den Wunsch
nach einem Gläschen Weihnachtspunsch.

Der Kellner eilt, jetzt schon zum dritten,
gar vierten  Mal, ein Pferdeschlitten
quetscht meine Zehen, weil ich lieg
und da den fünften Becher krieg.

Der Dom hat, seltsam, heut vier Türme,
im Schnee kriecht hässliches Gewürme,
doch ist’s nur eine Glühweinspur
von meiner Innenwärmungskur.

Am Nebentischchen lehnt ein Engel,
er hat genug vom Marktgedrängel
und tut, was gleich ins Auge sticht,
er säuft, der rechte Flügel bricht.

Ich geh hinüber, denn alleine
ist’s kaum adventlich, wie ich meine.
So frönen wir ab nun zu zweit
der Einkehr und Besinnlichkeit.

 

 
Ingo Baumgartner (Oberndorf an der Salzach, 24 december 1944)
Oberndorf an der Salzach

 

Zie voor de schrijvers van de 30e november ook mijn drie vorige blogs van vandaag.

Christophe Vekeman, Y.M. Dangre, David Nicholls, Yasmine Allas, Reinier de Rooie, Jan G. Elburg

De Vlaamse schrijver, dichter en performer Christophe Vekeman werd geboren in Temse op 30 november 1972. Zie ook alle tags voor Christophe Vekeman op dit blog.

We waren

We schenen, we leken, we bleken, we waren
We weenden, we lachten, we dachten, we staarden
We wachtten, we keken, we hadden de tijd
We zwegen, we rookten, we kookten van geilheid

We dronken, we zopen, we zongen, we deden
We schonken, we klonken, we liepen, we reden
We riepen, we sliepen, we lagen in bed
We spraken, we blaakten, we hadden veel pret

We rustten, we vierden, we kusten, we pisten
We brulden, we gierden, we lulden, we wisten
We konden, we wonnen, we stonden perplex
We likten onze wonden en we hadden goeie seks

We trokken, we duwden, we drongen, we raasden
We lokten, we stuwden, we gokten, we aasden
We vingen, we hingen, we speelden het grof
We waren de waarheid, we deden alsof

We trilden, we rilden, we stegen, we daalden
We gilden, we vilden, we kregen, we stalen
We wilden, we baarden, we waren barbaars
We spaarden elkaar niet, ik zat in je –

We hijgden, we roofden, we zogen, we snoven
We neigden, we voosden, we kozen, we loofden
We geloofden in God en we waren Hem dankbaar
We lagen allebei van boven en we stoofden tegelijkertijd gaar

We raakten, we staken, we mikten, we wikten
We waakten, we slaakten, we slikten, we pikten
We maakten elkaar het leven zo zoet
We deden ons best en dat deden we goed

We lukten, we rukten, we beefden, we kwamen
We drukten, we fuckten, we leefden, we namen
Wij samen, we hadden altijd onze zin
Ik was royalist en jij mijn koningin

We schenen, we leken, we bleken, we waren
We weenden, we lachten, we dachten, we staarden
We wachtten, we keken, we kenden geen spijt
We werden, we bleven, we zijn nog altijd

 
Christophe Vekeman (Temse, 30 november 1972)

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Mark Twain, Lee Klein, Adeline Yen Mah, John McCrae, Jonathan Swift, Philip Sidney

De Amerikaanse schrijver Mark Twain (pseudoniem van Samuel Langhorne Clemens) werd geboren op 30 november 1835 te Florida. Zie ook alle tags voor Mark Twain op dit blog.

Uit:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“Tom he made a sign to me — kind of a little noise with his mouth — and we went creeping away on our hands and knees. When we was ten foot off Tom whispered to me, and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun. But I said no; he might wake and make a disturbance, and then they’d find out I warn’t in. Then Tom said he hadn’t got candles enough, and he would slip in the kitchen and get some more. I didn’t want him to try. I said Jim might wake up and come. But Tom wanted to resk it; so we slid in there and got three candles, and Tom laid five cents on the table for pay. Then we got out, and I was in a sweat to get away; but nothing would do Tom but he must crawl to where Jim was, on his hands and knees, and play something on him. I waited, and it seemed a good while, everything was so still and lonesome.
As soon as Tom was back we cut along the path, around the garden fence, and by and by fetched up on the steep top of the hill the other side of the house. Tom said he slipped Jim’s hat off of his head and hung it on a limb right over him, and Jim stirred a little, but he didn’t wake. Afterwards Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the State, and then set him under the trees again, and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it.
And next time Jim told it he said they rode him down to New Orleans; and, after that, every time he told it he spread it more and more, till by and by he said they rode him all over the world, and tired him most to death, and his back was all over saddle-boils. Jim was monstrous proud about it, and he got so he wouldn’t hardly notice the other niggers. Niggers would come miles to hear Jim tell about it, and he was more looked up to than any nigger in that country. Strange niggers would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder.”

 
Mark Twain (30 november 1835 – 21 april 1910)
Jeff East (Huckleberry Finn) en Paul Winfield (Jim) in de film Huckleberry Finn, 1974

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Winston Churchill, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Rudolf Lavant, John Bunyan,Sergio Badilla Castillo, David Mamet, Wil Mara

De Britse staatsman en schrijver Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill werd geboren in Woodstock op 30 november 1874. Zie ook alle tags voor Winston Churchill op dit blog.

Uit:The Crossing

“These lapses of my father’s were a perpetual source of wonder to me,–and, I must say, of delight. They occurred only when a passing traveller who hit his fancy chanced that way, or, what was almost as rare, a neighbor. Many a winter night I have lain awake under the skins, listening to a flow of language that held me spellbound, though I understood scarce a word of it.
“Virtuous and vicious every man must be,
Few in the extreme, but all in a degree.”
The chance neighbor or traveller was no less struck with wonder. And many the time have I heard the query, at the Cross-Roads and elsewhere, “Whar Alec Trimble got his larnin’?”
The truth is, my father was an object of suspicion to the frontiersmen. Even as a child I knew this, and resented it. He had brought me up in solitude, and I was old for my age, learned in some things far beyond my years, and ignorant of others I should have known. I loved the man passionately. In the long winter evenings, when the howl of wolves and “painters” rose as the wind lulled, he taught me to read from the Bible and the “Pilgrim’s Progress.” I can see his long, slim fingers on the page. They seemed but ill fitted for the life he led.
The love of rhythmic language was somehow born into me, and many’s the time I have held watch in the cabin day and night while my father was away on his hunts, spelling out the verses that have since become part of my life.“

 
Winston Churchill (30 november 1874 – 24 januari 1965)

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