The Sweet Bag of the Bee

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The Sweet Bag of the Bee
Persephone Abbott, musician and writer, lives in The Netherlands. Born in America she left to live in Europe at a young age to pursue a life other than what she could have otherwise experienced.
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  • Three Poems About Food 2 hours ago The other day I received an email saying that my submission had been accepted as part of a composite multi-poem piece of music commissioned by the Haarlem Studentenkoor. I remember writing the poem before I left Gouda, having drunk all the alcohol out of the cupboards and cold sober contemplating...
  • Ring My Bell 1 week ago At first I thought that a new church had set up shop in my Amsterdam neighborhood. The tune was different.  The idea that suddenly a church tower had been erected nearby is, of course, ludicrous.  I just spelled the rapper’s name right there and became completely confused at the fact that I...
  • Green Bits in Amsterdam 2 weeks ago Green bits, much to my dog’s dismay, are not found nearby where I live in Amsterdam.  She always needs a little green patch or some true grit dirt bit to use for her daily constitution. At first I located a grove of mature trees that had just been ensconced in brand new raised flower beds...
  • The Gratitude Motor 3 weeks ago “You don’t have much to be grateful about, given your life,” a friend said to me over a coffee. I swear I hadn’t been complaining about anything. Instead I had just ruefully explained that I had been tagged on Facebook to list some items that I consider bestowing my gratitude on for God...
  • Choosing 4 weeks ago Typical. As any national news site, the Dutch television online news posted an item that would particularly appeal to their followers. “Belgian King Goes by Bike” the title of the article said. Ah, the vindication that the Belgian totem head of the small neighboring country would be reduced to... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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