Truthful



Nobody is right:
truth has its colorwashes
between black and white.

About this poem

This is a 'hepkoe', a Dutch version of the haiku/senryu with 5-7-5 syllables, first and third line rhyming, and 11 unique words.

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Submitted by ludy_b on January 30, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 67
Words 12
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3

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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2 Comments
  • alanswansea18
    Well done.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • alanswansea18
    Okay you got me. I love them short and to the point ones. More than the fancy ones.
    LikeReply 13 months ago

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