Deadnettle Date



squarely you stand in the field
amidst your tangy cronies
as if you’re really matching those
in their stinging strife

you threatening me with burning pain
makes me laugh, it’s just in vain

I do see sweet velvet lips
the red that flushes at your veins
and your smell keeps pleasing me

you probably don’t want to hear
but it’s a fact, you know
I would like to test your taste

maybe tomorrow I’ll take you
back to my home with me
then you can pleasantly lie
in my herbaceous tea
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 02, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXX AA XXB XXX XBXB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 470
Words 91
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 3, 3, 4

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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3 Comments
  • amandak.45897
    Well written and full of heart! Thank you for sharing
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • oliviaritota
    I love this! Such a well written piece. Congrats!
    LikeReply 12 months ago
  • jerrywlawrence2666
    Very Well Written Piece. It's "Ol' School" Stylings R Exceptional.
    LikeReply 12 months ago

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