MarionBloem

MarionBloem

Marion Bloem, born in 1952 in the Netherlands, studied clinical psychology, and is a writer, filmmaker and visual artist. She published 12 novels, 8 children novels, several anthologies, a few poetry books, and a few non-fiction books. Her debut was on the bestseller list for more than a year. Some of her work is translated into German, English and Japanese. She wrote the poem Freedom which is translated into more than 130 languages and dialects. She made short films, documentaries and a long feature film, and her art work has been frequently exhibited all over the world. She is the child of parents who were born and raised in Indonesia during the colonial times. They were of mixed blood and Bloems’ work often refers to her roots. Recently a book about Bali with photographs by Ivan Wolffers has been publshed (Het Bali van Bloem). Her new novel ‘Een meisje van 100’ will be presented on the 30th of August 2012.

My Muse

by MarionBloem June 4, 2012 Literature
Muse

My muse has moved into a nursing home The door that leads outside is locked There is a magic code   Four digits that my muse no longer knows Written near the doorjamb, this: The password is the year in which we’re living   The present will never be her later Before she won’t recall […]

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You are no sonnet

by MarionBloem June 4, 2012 Literature
Marion Bloem

Some hide their sorrow cutting stripes in sour shoulders Some store problems in drawers pushing all what hurts with trash in cans while others avoid looking at anything reminding them of stinging smart   Several drink their dark past away in huge high glasses on the rocks to be knocked asleep whining. There are the ones chatting, chuckling and we’ll never catch the darkness behind their shiny […]

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