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High Jinks



wetness washes from the eyes
off the child’s face
a tear

rolls twinkling
along a waggish slope
curling between the cheek and nose
pickling in a sweet lips dance

a sort of cycle shed spreads
and framed in high jinks
coos a pink tongue

liveliness splashes and jumps
over from the wetted mouth
disordered are both hands
even the feet turn around

enfeebled to the toes
the child then rolls
intensely contented
stretched out on the ground
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Submitted by ludy_b on October 17, 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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