Words often contain an image. That becomes clear in the poetry of Ivanka de Ruijter. She is an artist, bookseller and city poet of Wageningen since 2018.
Ivanka was born in Wageningen and has a heart for the city. And especially for everything and everyone in it: fishermen, bookshops, volunteers, students, people who have to miss something... For the 100-year anniversary of Wageningen University and Research, she wrote “Reflection”, about how science always refers to the past and vice versa. The poem was engraved in an old lab bench and placed in the Torckpark as a gift from WUR to the Municipality of Wageningen.