Deep Sea Poem / Dead end Water

Deep Sea Poem / Dead end Water


The sea lies on her back barking against the stars.
In her depths that know no mirrors
passes a torchlight procession of fish,
eyeless mobs of loners and amoebas.

In this stodgy darkness
the ugly aerial root of logic
could never find a bottom
because echoes devoured it before
it could ennerve the waters.

The sun is a strange vegetable there.
Dreams know beginning nor end.

On the clouded trapezes of the rocks
only weed gyms. Here lamentations,
undelivered letters, suicides
and orphaned eyes converge in a ancient
rite of wreckage music.

And if you listen closely
you can hear time itself sobbing slowly;
at the bottom that no one ever perceived,
pictures the devil took of our dreams.



The quay dawns. Ships snore on the waves.
You carry me away in the old, creaking sloop of your mouth.
Into the yoke of another time.

Into the treacherous velvet of snow.
Into the breath of dogs finding each other again
in rotten leaf groves or reefs.
Don’t break me, carry me far.

Become my
dead-end water. I want to be the echo
of articulations in your boots, under
breaking ice. I want to sink the boat of

my youth in the faithless wakes of your eyes
that constantly refuse to provide mewith a familiar palate.

Martijn Benders – Both from ‘Karavanserai’, 2008, soon available
in my collection ‘The Book of the Poems’.

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Treffpunkt feiner Geiste

M.H.H. Benders ist ein anerkannter Dichter seiner Generation, ein Schüler der universellen Myzelien, Amanita Sage und Mykophilosoph. Er hat siebenundzwanzig Bücher geschrieben, die letzten in der Kaneelfabriek.

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Aber das Große Ziel von Benders ist es, in Deutschland Erfolg zu haben. Er hat die Dynamik und Vielfalt der deutschen literarischen Szene erkannt und ist bereit, sich darauf einzulassen und seinen Beitrag zu leisten. Mit seinem einzigartigen literarischen Stil und seiner unermüdlichen Arbeitsmoral ist er entschlossen, ein neues Kapitel in der deutschen Literaturgeschichte zu schreiben.


“Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress” is an exceptional work that establishes a benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one could perhaps categorize the book within the domain of Art History, such a classification would fail to do justice to its true essence. Primarily, this captivating text explores the evolution of humankind, making it a standout in its field.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

“‘Waarover de Piranha droomt in de Limonadesloot’ stands as a philosophical exploration into the human faculty of imagination. It probes the intriguing notion that imagination, rather than offering solutions to our problems, might in fact be their origin. This thought-provoking work is set to be available in English and German by the close of 2023.