I treat my thoughts
with the same kind
of attention
as when hearing
or listening to
a human voice

sense from within (thinking)
sense from without (hearing)
¿ same/similar brain circuitry ?

difficult not to overhear
an interesting conversation;
difficult not to be disturbed
by chattering people
even more difficult
to be disturbed
by my own
chattering mind

but when I talk to myself
when I think to myself
I give it all the attention

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) september 2014 – @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – x_IMG_8060

a tickling scenery

tunnelling through the city woods
a scenery of yellow and green
and vertical twigs

then noticing thoughts …
a tapestry,
not much different:
a mosaic of
colourful interpretation
and vertical opinion
… backgrounding …

there remains
a tickling:
that do not find
a string to attach to

now I will never know
what I would have been thinking
if the strings would have been present

… and who cares …

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) november 2014 – @Wezembeek(B) – Samsung galaxy Core GT-i8260 – x_20141118_144636


a lack of thoughts
brings drowsiness
the sun is long gone
and there are no people

subconscious sounds
subconscious images flash forward
they cannot be remembered
naps of a split second

danger zone
I could completely doze off
next spend much more time getting home

I did not plan to wake up in the middle of nowhere this evening
typing about these naps will keep me awake

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) november 2013 – @M6 carriage(NMBS) – Samsung galaxy mini GT5570 – x_20131119_082346

last sunrise@hambos

waiting in the car,
for that morning train
on this lonely road

all the time in the world
an awesome scenery
a marvellous light show

a silent focus on
a sound
a flower
a sunrise

melts the world
of thoughts away

slowly un-focus
stay in that melted world
of the open heart
for minutes, perhaps hours
and still feel the effect when coming home

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) november 2014 – @Hambos(B) railway station – Samsung galaxy Core GT-i8260 – x_20141114_073332

silent construction

only fifteen meters away,
track ten is being renovated.
beyond that: just another construction site

there are a lot of people on this platform
waiting for the train on track eight

there is the sound of a sledgehammer nearby,
arrivals and changes in the schedule announced,
speakers ‘well’ tuned to the ‘busy’ morning
a stationmaster operating a loud intercom

regardless … there is silence

the train arrives on track seven in stead of eight
a dry announcement, a small irritation, people moving
a woman is blocking the passage
and continues texting on her phone
does the silence also affect her?

clouds pass slowly by
am I the only one seeing them ..

the train glides into the station
2 locomotives, 10 double decker wagons
700 metric tons of steel, 5 meters high, 300 meters long
passengers at barely half a meter of the still speedy monster
then drumming to an estimated position
where doors might perhaps open

the train barely makes a sound,
but when the driver hits the breaks
the sledgehammer nearby drowns for a couple of seconds

mind is still empty
this stillness cannot be broken by sound

I enter the last wagon
a few slow thoughts appear
ready to be typed into the smart phone …

a few days later an editor
tries to get back into the stillness,
to make those whispy thoughts readable
entering them into this blog post.

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) november 2014 – @Mechelen(B) railway station – Samsung galaxy Core GT-i8260 – x_20141107_163526 // x_20141113_081906

signals in a silent world

silence the entire morning …

five minutes before my destination
a schedule arises.
with it some emails sent yesterday
and the expectation of replies;
a planning for the next two months
possibilities and what-ifs.

mind takes over
it has to

work is a collaboration
a common time-frame is necessary

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) november 2014 – @Antwerp(B) railway station – Samsung galaxy Core GT-i8260 – x_20141107_161244

gravity zone

music streaming and meandering
in the composer’s imagination

a song rainbowing
through the singer’s breath

the dance an effortless undulation
in the dancer’s body

silenced by awe,
the scene ignites
the heart
of those
who’d allow

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) november 2014 – @Antwerp (B) railway station – Samsung galaxy Core GT-i8260 – x_20141107_161149