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Facts or Fantasy

There is nothing that can be traced; steps
were made, but when, and what was the reason?
Nobody knows. The causes, they perhaps
have been altered by the blunt mind's treason
that randomly stacks, lavishly seasons.
No certainty exists and wrongly we rely
on memory. What's in front of the eye?
We add colors to all things we look at.
All facts keep shifting; there is black nor white.
Nothing stays clear of what we caused or met.
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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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