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Turning around a playground bar
a child is blowing off the thoughts
of awful fights at home
and nights no sleep was brought.

As soon as she’s made speed
she opens both her hands.
With only the back of her knees
rubbing along the sleek steel rod,
in quick rotation she holds on.

Then she gathers lean girl’s strength
for a gutsy airborne jump

and there she floats…
for a moment freed of things.

Upright she lands and firmly prints
her little red fists in her flanks.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 03, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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