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Brainwave

Back then, the sky was golden, in a harsh way holding glimmers against a dark blue blaming tide. Clouds set dreams aside. The sodden fields confessed their empty furrows.
Like begging hands, branches reached up to the alloyed light, eager to let their buds sprout, fearing these at risk to drop wilted. All warning signs stood out high and red along the road, and hopes had sloped to sorrow.
Long since, this dreadful image was being remembered as the turnabout, the day new thinking was making its way to be born. The resistance of the old setting only gradually breaking, with a steadily stronger flow, new life inevitably had been heading for a bright pass. Back then, few noticed the due birth of this new age. It took place secretly, painfully and slow.

Ludy Bührs, 2012
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Submitted by ludy_b on April 26, 2021

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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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  • ludy_b
    Yanis Varoufakis last sentence in his book The Global Minotaur (2011): "Perhaps centuries later, our own Minotaur’s death will inspire the poets and the myth makers to mark its demise as the beginning of a new, authentic humanism." Without knowledge of this book, one day in 2012 I wrote this (retrospective from our future) when looking at a photo made by a friend. 
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