"Tnye Cot"

  when you left

  for the front

   you were

   living heroes

   and now

   you are on top

   of the hill

   where only



© Jan Theuninck
In the cortensteel wall of the new library in Zonnebeke, Belgium, you can read a poessay by
Belgian painter and poet Jan Theuninck with the title Tyne Cot, named after Tyne Cot Cemetery,

the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces on the continent. The building, which color refers
the war, is an artwork by architect Wim Supply, who tried to give a future to the past.
The library is located in the Chateau Park
where you also find the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

"Tyne Cot"

  toen  Jullie

   naar het front


   waren Jullie

   levende helden

   en nu

   llggen Jullie

   op de heuvel

   waar alleen

   papavers bloelen

© Jan Theuninck
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