Spring Thoughts



No, they won’t disappear
these thoughts of sufferings
and losses that were felt

still we hiccup in gushes
an echo of happiness
burst like a bell

but our court again is brimming
with seeds from fruits that fell
signaling the flow

now let these tough germs grow  
swelling in salty tears
till peels spring

seedlings will color new lives
scents will tempt our senses in May
to part from past blooming
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 02, 2021

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX XXA BAC CXB XXB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 385
Words 71
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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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2 Comments
  • Symmetry58
    This is very concise and short-winded. I think they call this "True poetry." I can get pretty long-winded, but that's how my brain runs. Perfect writing here, Ludy. Thank you for the gift.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • donka_k
    Bitter-sweet, poignant words , hopeful too. Enjoyed the transparency and clarity of this poem.
    LikeReply 11 year ago

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