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When Silence Gets Reticent

together they spent hours
silently immersed in books
each of the two hooked
to a different certainty

after that emotions would burst
and urgently had to be vented
till one day things really ended
in it's enough and over

their flow of soul got repressed
by circling the issues and none
of the two even felt urged
to say their talk wasn't working

the quiescence of arguments
also muted well meant questioning
about the other's thoughts and acts

avoiding one another since then
they shared their days in desolation
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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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