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Under the Surface



Deep down there are implications of things
seemingly hidden and yet sharply expressed,
proofs that the heart in fact heavily sings,
is signaling more than by voice addressed.
Carvings of pain, a self-punishment stressed,
the failure felt etched in traces of guilt,
good intentions, real desires unfulfilled,
depressing days, cruel situations,
essential needs mere waiting to be stilled.
Deep down it scars, our human relations.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 05, 2022

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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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