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this sealed
with a cork
it stores

distressed words
without any compassion
impressing the shrinking heart
infused as is this mournfulness dip

- instant weak moments -

the label of its easy to use
lament refrigerating storage jar
for those overly happy years
when sadness no longer is
and tears are missed
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 31, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 698
Words 56
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 1, 5

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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  • Dougla$Irishman
    It has been said, poetry is when an emotion has found a thought and the thought has found words !
    We poets love our work, we all have our style, we paint pictures in poetry !
    Ludy, you are a true artist in poetry. Bravo & Cheers ! 
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
    • ludy_b
      Thank you!
      LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Love your playing with different forms!
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • acronimous
    Smart concept... I like it!
    LikeReplyReport 11 year ago
  • ludy_b
    This poem should be centered in the layout, because the words are in a bottle form
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago


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