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Tabula Rasa



through a tunnel of time we’re
traveling towards the unknown
self-confident in our present
but ignorant of what later is

as the outside and the inside mix
there is a hope of higher powers
measured with concepts we think fit

and what each may expect
once this corridor is passed
would it count eternally
for a pristine worksheet too
did it make progress on this path
and did its time gain anything
what use is the human track?

the answer has no voice
the signs from outside lack
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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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