Exhausted by Need



The icy stone stairs I am sitting on,
they repulse of how much I lack you.
the tenderness I’m longing for, I only
own these hands I can hardly ever trust.
I imagine you, your scent, you woman
who, intensely soft and proud, lets me in,
a peaceful tide in which we still exist.
This longing for you, my head’s exhausted
by the need that keeps on grinding so deep.
My body is empty, my soul’s with you.

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Submitted by ludy_b on November 15, 2021

Modified by ludy_b on November 19, 2021

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
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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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