It Noarderland / The Northern Land by Durk van der Ploeg

Richard van der Laan‘s “visual arrangement of Frisian poetry on moving canvas.” The reading is by Siem de Vlas, a Frisian landscape architect who also appears in the film, “working in his studio and visiting the grave of the famous dutch landscape architect Lucas Pieters Roodbaard (1782 – 1851),” as the description on Vimeo puts it. Here’s the original text of Durk van der Ploeg’s poem. As someone of (distant) Frisian ancestry, I was happy to find this videopoem.


  1. Reply
    Josep 8 June, 2012

    Hello, Dave. I’ve given the Liebster award on my blog. Hope you like it and you join the party. Greetings.

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    Richard van der Laan 15 June, 2012

    Hello Dave,

    Thanks for posting my video on your blog. Really appreciated.


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