3 Lenguas

Written for the International Cafe at the Blekinge museum in Karlskrona - theme Language & Poetry – Hosted by NGO Whisper of the Sun. (video coming soon)


Ieder een is onlosmakelijk
Verbonden met alle
Anderen overall altijd

One tongue cannot
Be separated from all other

En la mezcla nos encontramos
Mas al fondo
Lleno de expresiones
Y maneras y costumbres

Allemachtig prachtig
Ik hou van taal in vele facetten
Words resonating in the world
Giving shape and form

Vibraciones a dentro – de
Corazón a Corazón

Inter-conectados a cada fase
A cada frase

Vloeiend steenkolen gebarentaal
A la mistaría
De la vida

Encontrando al camino
Aan alles dat we beleven

Placed together meaning
Pensar puesto juntos
Samen geplaatst voelen
Placed together being

Cada uno somos una
Palabra, in the
Gathered together humanity of
Beautiful brains, vast seas
Corazones preciosas

Mens en ziel in zijn
In aarde

Que podemos tocar cada uno uno
In exchange, in interchange
In verandering ligt
Licht bewegende verankering

To embrace the layer beyond
Lo que podemos comprender
Is to show we care
Van dichtbij – en ook van
Heinde ver

Un collective cooperative
A complex adaptive system
Letter voor letter
Spelenderwijs spellen
Symbols and sentences
Combinaciones y metaforos
Language is constantly
Reinvented, innovated
Altijd in verandering
Todo el tiempo
Me speaking
Jij luisterend
Y el ruido al medio

Completely new connections
New meaning

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Thank you!


Thomas van der Molen

Systemic Self-Leadership Coach, Change Facilitator, Poet

In my experience, our ability to deal with complex challenges, create positive change in any area of life, and contribute to a sustainable impact in the world around us, requires an authentic kind of self-leadership that starts with getting clear where you’ve been, where you are now, what really matters to you, where you really want to go or get, and especially how you will be and grow as a person along the way.