Rein de Lange (Sneek, 1969) lives in the Frisian village of Zurich and writes stories and poems. He has published one volume of poetry titled: 1969. Oan de hân fan myn heit. He lived in Workum for the first two years of his life and then moved to Bolsward. He joined the Royal Dutch Navy when he was seventeen and sailed the world seas for a long time. Afterwards he trained as a history teacher and studied Arts & Cultural Sciences. Currently he works as a policy advisor and does research on various topics relating to the shipping trade of the 19th century.
Winter flight when I said: I’m leaving and the image of your face froze slowly on my retina that’s when my frigid flight began into the crunching starry night where my bags waited near the depot and I was all right, snow white raging all around off the train out of the winter, I wheezed still cold but I had left you behind forever there on that chilly platform © Rein de Lange Translation: Trevor Scarse
Rein de Lange reads his poem ‘Winterflecht’ in the originam Frisian version: