Relief



Because of who I became, I close the gaps
as a mother moon deep into the night,
expounder of emotion in a notice,
a female voice that mitigates the chill,
a child laughing courageously even in tears.
  Grief is pain still waiting to be healed,
and I receive, take note of the complaint,
look for a phrase that directs suffering to relief,
explains what is real and imagined out of fear.
To the core I reach for the warm light.
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Submitted by ludy_b on January 02, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 426
Words 88
Stanzas 1
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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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