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How the tree-shadows cross the lawn
ambling, encircling, never stopping. Standing
still like a beech among bushes. The will
to grow is a Law: of living, but what

do we know of the birds that nestle between leaves
and branches within us? Is there tender
happiness ready to hatch? It strains
to emerge here where the sun’s slanting rays embrace us.

Between us eggshells drop
to the earth. To ken the seasons
is as impossible as bearing the crown:

do you feel our heart flexing with each gust of wind?
Getting used to the renewed every morning.
Endure. A storm is brewing. Do not fail.

Poem by Maria van Daalen, written in celebration of NIAS’ 40th anniversary in 2011.

*Translation by Maria van Daalen and Petry A. Kievit-Tyson

 

 

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The NIAS office is open during weekdays for fellows and staff who cannot work from home. All academic activities will continue online. The NIAS staff is either working from home or the office and can best be reached by email or phone.

The postal service will deliver mail to the office, but expect a delay in replying to postal mail. Packages can be send to the NIAS Office.

Visiting Address

Korte Spinhuissteeg 3
1012 CG Amsterdam

Postal Address

PO Box 10855
1001 EW Amsterdam

Contact

T: +31 (0)20 224 67 00
E: info@nias.knaw.nl