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Aback



Did things slowly grow sheer while his time passed,
or is it he, did he loose onward sight,
only aback regretting things don’t last?
What once has been, there is no chance it might
revive again. Thus passing is a flight:
dreams that don’t get further than ab outset;
idle attempts, so well meant; the names that
all disappear. A strange game is this life
in which he tries so hard to qualify.
He tries his best, but all he gains is strife.
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Submitted by ludy_b on August 28, 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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