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Honeymoon of Mourning

April 2017
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  • Publisher
    Adonis Press
  • Published
    10th April 2017
  • ISBN 9780932776563
  • Language English
  • Pages 100 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

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

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

This is a special book that gives strength to those during the initial 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

Maarten Ploeger was born in the Netherlands in 1944. He was a lifelong Waldorf teacher in Amsterdam. He has written two novels for young adults published in Dutch.