Wall Poems in Leiden

Created by Schnurrbrat on 06 Feb 2021 | Last edited by Schnurrbrat on 03 Mar 2021
Wall Poems in Leiden

Poems that are painted on the exterior walls of buildings in the city of Leiden, The Netherlands. 
Please visit this wonderful website for more information about poems, biographies and fun facts. English translations are available too.

I will try to add poems at least one per day. In no particular order. Hopefully LT community will be able to translate many of them. Thanks in advance.

Cover photo by: Vysotsky.

Song language:  Afrikaans

Artist:  Ingrid Jonker

Translations:  DutchEnglishGerman

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Gerrit Komrij

Song language:  Yiddish

Artist:  Josef Sarig

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Kurt Schwitters

Translation:  Hungarian

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Jorge Luis Borges

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Osip Mandelshtam

Song language:  German

Artist:  Rainer Maria Rilke

Translations:  FrenchItalian

Song language:  Arabic

Artist:  Adunis

Song language:  Basque (other varieties)

Artist:  Ibon Sarasola

Song language:  Bulgarian

Artist:  Danila Stoyanova

Song language:  Other

Artist:  Seiichi Niikuni

Song language:  English

Artist:  Chris Abani

Song language:  Chinese (Classical Chinese)

Artist:  Du Fu

Song language:  German

Artist:  Paul Celan

Song language:  German

Artist:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Translations:  DutchSpanish

Song language:  German

Artist:  Konrad Bayer

Song language:  Persian

Artist:  Shafiei Kadkani

Translation:  English

Song language:  French

Artist:  Pierre Reverdy

Song language:  French

Artist:  Pierre de Ronsard

Song language:  French

Artist:  Robert Desnos

Song language:  French

Artist:  Charles Baudelaire

Translations:  ArabicCatalanChineseCzech   10 more

Song language:  French

Artist:  Paul Verlaine

Translations:  ArabicBretonEnglishEsperanto   12 more

Song language:  Hungarian

Artist:  János Pilinszky

Translation:  Dutch

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Eugenio Montale

Translations:  ArabicEnglishFrenchGerman   6 more

Song language:  Japanese

Artist:  Matsuo Bashō

Song language:  Japanese

Artist:  Sugawara no Michizane

Song language:  Javanese

Artist:  Ranggawarsita

Song language:  Latin

Artist:  Horace

Translation:  Indo-European

Song language:  Latvian

Artist:  Nora Kalna

Song language:  Malay

Artist:  Chairil Anwar

Song language:  Other

Artist:  Wim Emmerik

Song language:  Other

Artist:  Louis Oliver

Song language:  Papiamento

Artist:  Guillermo E. Rosario

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Anna Akhmatova

Translations:  EnglishRomanianSpanish

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Arie Visser

Translation:  Hungarian

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Hans Lodeizen

Song language:  Dutch (Old Dutch)

Artist:  Unknown Artist (Dutch)

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Jan Hanlo

Song language:  Dutch

Artist:  Judith Herzberg

Comments
AnerneqAnerneq    Sun, 07/02/2021 - 19:45

Such an original and nice initiative from the Netherlands.

Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke    Mon, 08/02/2021 - 19:15

Thanks for this great collection! A wonderful idea!