Analysis of Open End



Might there be, after this, yet another we,
will we ever meet again, will we last?
My heart, it feels robbed, too empty to be,
and our goodbyes, you really went too fast!
What’s left of you, it belongs to the past,
I’ll leave it, but not the one you were,
̶ the full color you, your smile, your hair̶
I take with me, sweet thoughts that still remain
of your youth, the joyful eyes, when life was fair,
bringing you back, making us meet again.


Scheme ABABBCDEDE
Poetic Form
Metre 11110110101 1110101111 1111111011 0101110111 0111101101 111110110 011011111 1111111101 11101011111 1011101101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 450
Words 95
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10
Lines Amount 10
Letters per line (avg) 33
Words per line (avg) 9
Letters per stanza (avg) 331
Words per stanza (avg) 86

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Submitted by ludy_b on November 16, 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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