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Touching Fog



It is foggy, this world we try to get
the meaning of, the reason why we give.
It has the feel of a book to be read,
sucking you in, its content you’ve to live.
And while you do, always be combative.
In dreams, the guts to try this book is there,
I walk its path; I know I’ll slowly wear
till nothing is much more than what will come.
Thus I find death to be a rich eclair,
enormous peace no fog will ever numb.

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The form of this poem is dizain. The inspiration for it was a painting by a Belgian artist.

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Submitted by ludy_b on September 13, 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 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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