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Sotto Magazine: Review Poetry d'Amour 2013

"Tineke Van der Eecken puts her multi-lingual skills to good use in Val di Mello (The Valley of Honey).Honey forms the main conceit in this poem. The speaker is drawn to the lover like a honeybee. At first they are held together as if by the richness and the ‘stickiness’ of the honey, but she knows even at the time they are holding on to ‘something already gone’. Tineke’s reading of this poem, accompanied by music, really brought to life the joy and the loss of this narrative. The richness of the language added another dimension to the richness of the experience of love, and to the honey."

Excerpt from a review of 'Poetry d'Amour 2013: Love Poems for Valentine's Day' by Jan Altman, published in Australian Poetry's Sotto Magazine, March 2013.

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