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The Brightness in Between
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The Brightness in Between

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James Brockway was the foremost translator of Dutch poetry into English.  For this work he received the prestigious Martinus Nijhoff Prize in 1966 and was created a knighthood in the Netherlands.  He published three collections of his own poetry in English, The Brightness in Between being the last one, published in 2000 a few months before he died in The Hague.

Let time take over you, learn to let things

go along, without you being there.

Learn the world can do without you very well,

the earth will go on turning through the air,

and Time itself's not really going anywhere,

with you not there.

Learn to Leave Quietly