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Let’s Hush

because distancing
and moving, that’s
what words are for

name something and it’s gone
or covered like a secret
with superficiality

the border that people cross
and pass or are
touched by

no further than the peel
the first line a reach
no closer, till here

the depth behind the facade
beyond comprehension, estranging
like creeps out of the dark

till all words burst
and something arises from the haze
of dust that is still floating

then it appears, momentary
nearing and closer than the name
that profoundly describes
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Submitted by ludy_b on April 29, 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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