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Little Resemblance



In your small sunny face,
surrounded by dusty strings of hair,
your dark sparkling eyes are asking.

And you speak with friendly sounds.
In combinations I can’t track
you cheerfully chat

Until you notice that this stranger
is not familiar with your tongue.
Then your body talks.

You point. You smile.
And I know what you’re saying.

Yes, we both have a dog.
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Submitted by ludy_b on October 24, 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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