Analysis of Those Walking Lonely

Those who’re walking their winding path of life
over time more crooked due to concerns
and at it so completely alone, their fife
pitches high for support, a door that turns
into future, the hidden light each yearns
for, floundering, weighed down more and more
by all despairs, relations that failed before,
the loneliness, submitting to sad fate.
Those heavy heads, hearts constricted and sore,
on those dried lips love is a long lost state.

Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Etheree  (20%)
Metre 1110110111 1011101101 01110100111 1011010111 0110010111 110011101 11010101101 0100010111 1101101001 1111110111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 443
Words 78
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10
Lines Amount 10
Letters per line (avg) 35
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 354
Words per stanza (avg) 75

About this poem

Poem written in the form of a dizain, inspired by an artwork by a Belgian artist.

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Submitted by ludy_b on September 14, 2021

Modified by ludy_b on November 19, 2021

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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 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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