A greeting from Herman Van Rompuy


We are proud to publish a special greeting to Cycling for libraries tour from Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council. This greeting is a very nice surprise for many reasons. It’s an invitation to us all to cycle to Belgium, it’s a haiku and it contains a very beautiful and the true idea. It reads as follows:

Lezers van boeken
Verbonden door één verhaal
Vormen een ketting.

Straight translation is roughly as follows:

Readers of books
Connected by a story
Form a chain.


Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council
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There are 3 comments. Add yours.

  1. Jan Matthieu

    The better translation would be:

    Readers of books
    connected by one story
    form a chain

  2. Today is our ‘Poem in Your Pocket’ day at the public library. I’ve posted Mr Van Pompuy’s Haiku with other patron entered poems.

  3. I really like the haiku. It is true.

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