Skipping



Tiny flat stones, those smooth ones that will skip,
bounce right on, and concentric, push ahead,
if they were gauged with lyric before their dip,
then, rapidly, by their waves, sound they’d spread,
and their conquest, as by nature, was led.
Thus with some skill, a cautious throwing,
each poem in turn creates a new flowing,
will sink within, move and replace the flaws.
What life still is, up it will be growing.
Simply because, for that’s nature, its laws.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 02, 2021

Modified by ludy_b on November 19, 2021

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Scheme ABABBCCDCD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 464
Words 89
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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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