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BERT BEVERS: SEDAN, APRIL 1940

Bert
BEVERS

Sedan, april 1940

Aan een grens een stadje dat
sluimert tegen verre heuvels.
Geen vijand valt er te bekennen.

Een officier te paard trekt
ter inspectie langs de wegen,
in handen los de teugels.

Onaangekondigd meldt de tijd
zich aan de poorten die
in rust gedompeld zijn.

Wat valt er hier dan meer te doen
dan in alledaagse sleur
te worden overrompeld? 

Bert Bevers
(Verschenen in De Tweede Ronde, Amsterdam, 8ste jaargang, nummer 4)

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