Etienne van Heerden’s poem on Nelson Mandela’s passing was published in Belgium and the Netherlands, in the leading dalies Trouw (Amsterdam) and De Standaard (Antwerp). Here is the first two pages of the Dutch version of four pages in Holland’s Trouw magazine insert on the Saturday before Mandela’s funeral. The translation was done by Van Heerden’s Dutch translators Martine Vosmaer and Karina van Santen. Click here for an enlargement of the first portion of the poem. Read the complete poem here.