Louis Esterhuizen. Ramsey Nasr beoog projek om gedigte te verfilm

 

Volgens ‘n berig op Poetry International beoog Ramsey Nasr (foto), die huidige Dichter des Vaderland in Nederland, ‘n besonderse projek om die klassieke digkuns onder veral die jonger lesers te populariseer. Hy wil naamlik 20 verse uit die Nederlandse poësie-skatkis opdiep en verfilm; met die hoop dat dié films veral vir gebruik in skole geskik sal wees. Digters wat deur hom geoormerk is vir hierdie projek is onder andere Focquenbroch, Leopold, Van Ostaijen and Vasalis.

Poetry International beskryf die beoogde projek soos volg: “In filming these poems, Nasr will be taking an approach that focuses more on pure visual interpretation rather than direct representation of their contents. The poems will not be accompanied by an analytical text or an explanation, but instead each clip is a response from its creator and an interpretation of the poem on its own terms, aiming to elicit a unique interpretation in turn. This project aims to breathe new life into old poetry, and to bring that poetry to a new group of people.”

Die laureate self het sy projek soos volg gemotiveer: “Dichter Draagt Voor  is the name of a project that I have wanted to realise since I became poet laureate. The goal of this project is to get more people, especially young people, interested in poetry. The idea is based on my experience that a poem has a more direct appeal when it is read aloud than when it is simply read. All the assumptions that people have about poetry – difficult, elitist, spacey, incomprehensible – disappear like snow in the sun as soon as they actually hear a poem instead of having to read it themselves. For many readers it’s simply a way to get a handhold in a poem that sometimes lacks any punctuation. With these clips we can give them some semblance of comprehensibility: the poem will not become any easier, but they will no longer have to start from scratch. With these clips we want to bridge the gap to a new world of potential readers. As Poet Laureate, I would like to use this project as my way of leaving something behind.”

‘n Lofwaardige projek, inderdaad.

Vir jou leesplesier plaas ek een van my gunsteling (klassieke) gedigte uit die Nederlandse skatkis. En watter manjifieke film sal dié gedig nie maak nie!

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Marc groet’s morgen de dingen

 

Dag ventje met de fiets op de vaas met de bloem

                                    ploem ploem

dag stoel naast de tafel

dag brood op de tafel

dag visserke-vis met de pijp

           en

dag visserke-vis met de pet

         pet en pijp

    van het visserke-vis

         goeiendag

 

D a a – a g vis

dag lieve vis

dag klein visselijn mijn

 

© Paul van Ostaijen

 

 

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