Bruges Seaport Has Been Thrusted

Gezelle wrote this wedding poem for Alfons Wenes and Henriëtte Verraes, inhabitants of Bruges.


Daughter of a Plant and Flower Nursery

The occasional poem Brugge Zeehave is gesteken was written for the wedding of Alfons Wenes and Henriëtte Verraes on August 2nd, 1893. Gezelle mentions several local people and places in the poem as well as the plans to build a port in Zeebrugge.

Gezelle's Creation Process

In the Gezelle archives we keep a printed version of the poem, a final manuscript and a draft manuscript with the verses on separate leaflets.

Some of the Stanzas, the Full Manuscript and Printed Version

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