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For children's sorrows

there's mama, as a hanky --

which doesn't cry itself.

Voor kinderverdrietFür Kinderkummer
is er mama, als zakdoek --gibt's Mama, als Taschentuch --
en die huilt zelf niet.und selbst weint das nicht.

Poem S1632
Amsterdam, 2023-01-07
I wanted to cry, but handkerchiefs don't cry, so I sat quietly on the floor (Sarah Sluimer) (2023)
Column "Ik had graag willen huilen, maar zakdoeken huilen niet, dus zat ik stil op de vloer" (in NRC, on January 7th, 2023)
Collection: Shelter 
Keyword: Comfort 

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