June 2021

Rein de Lange was the RIXT poet of the  month June 2021. You can read his original Frisian poems of that month here. The translation of one of them – ‘Doppler effect’ – is published here.

Photo: Edwin de Groot
Doppler effect

she can barely hear this
voices so sluggish
devices behind her ears

thin hair forms net curtains
a still-life with geraniums
nothing stays the same

just listen: high tones
are already coming, the low
take all the old sounds away


© Rein de Lange
Translation: Trevor Scarse

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