Eyes Feed Flames



An ocean of ancient calmness
surrounds a smoldering fire in the heart.
It eases most of the rushing waves
that eyes cannot but admit.

Eyes are -- even when weakened by age --
continuously reading the flows and riding
life's parched and soaked vales and peaks
on the back of nagging thoughts.

They are obliged to scoop with a blink
at oases that may appear,
taking in their supply of air and fuel,
thus making the fire flare
its rewarding warmth from within.
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Submitted by ludy_b on October 08, 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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