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Briefly Touched



Out it streams
from my breaching core
as I pen down longing words
write lines that seek rhyme
in pace with
all that’s around
and crawling inside

the very dimensions
of past and future times
in one endlessly transforming being

or am I mistaken
is such not there and is this I
just a burp, scrap

then, for a brief moment yet
˗ a finger on the pain of estrangement ˗
this feel I’ve had
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 07, 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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