Jan Theuninck, BE
Ekphrastic Free Verse
when you left
for the front
you are on top
of the hill
naar het front
op de heuvel
Text in Dutch
in the cortensteel wall of the library in Zonnebeke, Belgium
architect Wim Supply realized an integration project in
a village in Flanders' Fields, the battlefields of the
In the Chateau Park, where you find the Memorial Museum
he built a cortensteel building to house the youth
library of Zonnebeke.
Not only the color of the building refers to the war,
but he also put the text of
a poessay by Jan Theuninck on its wall. This text, Tyne
Cot, refers to Tyne Cot
Cemetery, the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces
on the continent.
Through 30 years of experience, Wim Supply became a most
architect in Belgium: In 2003 he was the architect of a
named Literaal, where poems where put on dikes and
public places alongside
the belgian North Sea coast.
Jan Theuninck, BE (Belgium)
Jan Theuninck is
a Belgian painter and poet born in Zonnebeke, Belgium in
He writes poessays and ekphrastic poetry.
Jan Theuninck's first appearance in Sketchbook.
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