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The Modern Jungle Of Diversity

13 Oct

You’ve said to me we failed

Failed in democracy

The modern jungle of diversity

It was too much for me

But what can we do

Ignoring my existence

As a vague presence of minority

Although, the price of tax

But have no right because of

Because of, despite

My house

My love

And family

Friendly neighbours who don’t judge over me

Schoolteachers who are fond of me

My feet on the ground

Walking in the footsteps

Of my ancestors

Who told me

Don’t be afraid

When times get rough

And this preach of injustice

Arrives at your kitchen

Open your eyes and door, and welcome me

Conquer the hate with love, and be proud of your humanity



Written by Corina Karstenberg © 2016


All manner of thing shall be well

15 Dec

T.S. Eliot

Drawing of T.S. Eliot made by Corina Karstenberg ©

Portrait of Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)

10 Dec

Emily Dickinson

Drawing made by Corina Karstenberg © 2013


She rose to His Requirement – dropt

The Playthings of Her Life

To take the honorable Work

Of Woman, and of Wife


If ought She missed in Her new Day,

Of Amplitude, or Awe

Or first Prospective – Or the Gold

In using, wear away,


It lay unmentioned – as the Sea

Develope Pearl, and Weed

But only to Himself – be known

The Fathoms they abide


Poem by Emily Dickinson written in 1924

Voor Loes

25 Jul

A child crying
Beautiful music on the background
My thoughts fly away
And see the light
Beautiful shining in front of me

! Jump ! cockroaches ! Jump !

31 May

They eat your thoughts away

and spit them around

as distracted images of false truth

Reality has fade away

in an empty space of loneliness

by misleading interpretations


Written by Corina Karstenberg © 2013

Almost eaten by reality

6 Jan

I walk with my head high up in the air

Every step I take, the force of gravity tries to catch me

Oh my suffering nature

Why are thou hiding deep down inside my body of language

Trying to push and push my face down and down under ground

To blind my eyes from reality

My troubled mind demands

Please, take me up and let me fly high in the sky

Free as a bird

Let me go by the wind

Any way…

Where ever…


Written by Corina

Poetry comes from a place that no one commands & conquers

7 Nov

without the Emptiness there would be Nothing

7 Jul

Free interpretation of Lau Zi

I felt like a Pony troubled with Grafitti

6 Jul

In my Mind

Colourful Thoughts

Confusing my Senses


Written by Corina Karstenberg ©

Light, my light, the world-filling light

24 Jun


Light, my light, the world-filling light,
the eye-kissing light,
heart-sweetening light!

Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the center of my life;
the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love;
the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth.

The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light.
Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light.

The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling,
and it scatters gems in profusion.

Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling,
and gladness without measure.
The heaven’s river has drowned its banks
and the flood of joy is abroad.

Rabindranath Tagore