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Ils jouent à la grotte de Lourdes

"When children are playing alone on the green,
In comes the playmate that never was seen.
When children are happy and lonely and good,
The Friend of the Children comes out of the wood."

(R.L. Stevenson in The unseen playmate)
Huy (B)

Miners stayed behind as a vague photo on the wall

“Black as coal they fell to their knees
For no one could hear their pleas
They wheezed and wheezed until no more
For the air they breathed was poor.”

(M. Moise in Ode to the miners)
Genk (B)

The door has remained open, the miners never come back

"And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted -- "Open then the Door!
"You know how little while we have to stay,
"And, once departed, may return no more.""

(Based on a Persian text by Hakim Omar Khayyám)
Genk (B)

The house where van Gogh once lived is now pink

“Maestro

Sharp as a knife
Dark as the night
The conundrum of genius”

(D. Gunawardada in Haiku Van Gogh)
Colfontaine (B)

The carriages are ready for a dream

"Schönen Wagen
Hab' ich bestellt,
Uns zu tragen
Durch die Welt.

Vier Heupferdchen sollen ihn
Als vier Apfelschimmel ziehn;

Sie sind wohl ein gut Gespann,
Das mit Rossen sich messen kann;
Sie haben Flügel,
Sie leiden nicht Zügel,
Sie kennen alle Blumen der Au',
Und alle Tränken von Tau genau.

Es geht nicht im Schritt;
Kind, kannst du mit?"

(F. Rückert in Kleiner Haushalt)
Colfontaine (B)