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Stalagmite

while his rock headstrongly defied
the hails and hurricanes
he was torn by the unheard rains
of the tears he kept confined

his gems dripped down in grief
to dark and misty oceans
hiding in the commonness
of fears and felt distress

on the surface sometimes shines
the gleam of untamed light
a stony blue sky then strongly denies
the eternity of this night
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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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