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Lesser Page

blue grey clouds
intoxicate his brain
elusively locked
in personal distress
about another
too bad
it's not me
how nice it can be
being another

mission betrayed
how small I am
Tom Thumb
come in here
it's nice with us
as a hobgoblin
instead of Merlin

crisscross
in a rush
and then messed up

who is who
who are we
who was
who
did I want to be

minus is minus
and plus is plus
but plus and minus

becomes a lesser page
floating on dreams
not bothered
by the storm
swaying trees

where is the magic power
uniting the two
for none and one
still stays
blue

hobgoblin in its own soul
not growing but shrinking
pulled to small disaster
of silenced voices
and unheard whispers
all night long
till its hairs greyed
then shouting
a new nobody's song
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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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