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Resemblance



the years between both
couldn’t suppress the joy
with equal wits and whims
they knew one another
from the first glimpse

this click of recognition
laced a natural mirth
and lasting mental nutrition

the infant savored grandpa’s lifts
and senior in turn was trilled
by the mere presence
of this toddler on his rigid lap

a tiny fist in a large hand
a solid bond of genes
with similar smiles and visions

two hearts bouncing
in joyful repetitions
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Submitted by ludy_b on November 06, 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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