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Cradled

calmly floating on a wobbling sea,
carried almost weightlessly,
aware of and simply surrendering
to the waves' caressing appeasement
in their marine cadency.

in the dark below appears a sparkling
of brightly colored mystical life
its rhythmical greetings whirling
at the sun's motherly smile

silent tears of joy are mixed
with this most generous salty lap

a moment long of comforting peace
like an awareness beyond death
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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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