Analysis of Skewed Division

This house is leaning over
with time as the bending joint.
Broken light is burning, and I,

a chandelier without candles
hanging here heavily
with frosted glass tears
on a sinking ceiling.

No window seems to clear the view
since the shifting of weight
pushed the chambers shear
from its set soil.

And who will drive new piles now
shift this building’s weight?
All frames arching,
what could be straight.

Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 1111010 1110101 10111001 00010110 101100 11011 101010 11011101 101011 10101 1111 0111111 11101 1110 1111
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 390
Words 70
Sentences 5
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 15
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 81
Words per stanza (avg) 18
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Submitted by ludy_b on October 14, 2021

Modified on April 25, 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 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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