Honeymoon of Mourning

Maarten Ploeger; Translated by Matthew Dexter

Out of print

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A beautiful and moving collection of ninety poems around the themes of death, separation and bereavement.

216 x 140 mm
Adonis Press
Mind, Body, Spirit
100 pages
Publication date:
29 Jul 2016


This beautiful book is a moving collection of ninety poems exploring the themes of death, separation and bereavement.

When a beloved partner dies, a long lasting bond comes to an end. The one left behind enters a silence, the daily exchange of words no longer there. Former Waldorf teacher Maarten Ploeger has written an inner dialogue with his wife after her death -- an intimate conversation which offers great rewards for the reader.

This is a very special book which will give strength to those in the first phase of loss, and a sense of wonder and appreciation to all readers.


Honeymoon of mourning
maelstrom of feelings
reigniting love

You on your wings there
I here on mine
there and here
melting in crucible
of undivided
being together still

Heaven is no place
is consciousness
here as there
there as here
a dance moving us

Softly we touch
with feelings of before
again in love
sensing again the wings of the butterfly
the butterfly you have become


Maarten Ploeger was born in the Netherlands in 1944. He was a life-long Waldorf teacher in Amsterdam. He has had two novels for young adults published in Dutch.

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