Shared Night



Is it here then, a path for my two feet?
My grip is gone, it´s such a useless life.
Only in dreams I am allowed to meet,
in phantasy I do not have to strife.
Empty all day, with you as lacking drive,
a yearning grey, a gap that doesn´t heal,
no warming voice, no beauty you conceal.
I can´t find you, you´re staying out of sight.
Just when I sleep, your image soothes my feel.
You fill my eyes with the depths of the night.

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Submitted by ludy_b on August 18, 2021

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Scheme ABABCDDEDE
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
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Words 86
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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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