Pieteke de Boer was born and raised in Kimswert. She ended up living in Wommels with a stop in Arum in between. “I like to have poetry pop up in unexpected places: short poems on a fence (fence language), in ditches, or on windows.” In 2016 Pieteke won a Rely Jorritsma prize.
There are many poets in Fryslân and I’m one of them. I love to have our poetry and thoughts presented on the website of RIXT.
Poems of Pieteke were published in:
Oer it wetter op ’e weagen fan muzyk en poëzij (2010)
It grutte foarlêsboek (2013)
Ver Heen. Woorden gaan op reis (2017)
Submitted poems Between sock and silk shirt Between sock and silk shirt In the early morning words fall heavily when nobody comes to kiss them awake I gather them from the ground peg them to the line between sock and silk shirt even when the skies close They’re only simple words you say and pull rain and thunder from the skies Then you laugh out loud and turn on the light I knew it could be great Afternoon comes and brings me more than solely hours and an evening When night falls I will write verse in your silver and the moon flatters me
© Pieteke de Boer Ensafh nr 5, 2018 Translation: Robyn Steensma
Pieteke de Boer reads het own poem ‘Tusken sok en siden himd’ in the original Frisian language.