Ludy_b's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by ludy_b  —  There are currently 86 poems total — keep up the great work!

Admission without Excuse

His name is like a mission, as words try to confuse, his sharp sword without use, he aches of thwarted ambition. I'm watching his transition to escape from his recluse, his working days profuse, a shattered past’s contrition. Though unaware o...

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added by ludy_b
12 days ago

Saving

this sealed with a cork enclosed it stores distressed words without any compassion impressing the shrinking heart infused as is this mournfulness dip - instant weak moments - the label of its easy to use lament refrigerating storage jar for tho...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
15 days ago

Different

jammed patterns incapacity to show respect appreciation fouled up by fear of neglect and lack of chance to practice the traditions one knows groups enforcing powers to prevail as the strongest while others are avoided the struggle is hardening a...

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added by ludy_b
17 days ago

A Fisherman's Meal

Each day he goes to the same beach end where he then finds his nets and his baskets calmly pulls them all from the sea to land, checks the inside as if it were caskets. The sea creatures he caught go to the markets but some are already dead. Still...

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added by ludy_b
25 days ago

A Woman's Strength

From your warm felt being, the waves exalt. Your inner strength, a tap that's turned open; the flowing of feelings that trust and halt. With each bustle of love you have spoken, bringing new hope, even with fires woken trying to take what you’re k...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
25 days ago

Reflective

Streaming water takes the things along; set images are scattered on its way. In light that drops from houses, and all wrong, I’m exploring my fears and hopes astray. As if this stream’s been flowing through my day all is present in these odd refle...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
25 days ago

Prostituded Child

Dwelling Bambi eyes exposed by neon lights with your slender girl’s physique adulterated in its growth. Served with spirits to the shameless filth that’s bubbling up high after six. Lashes still uncover a yearning though your empty gut den...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Exposing Cards

put a stop to the played-out chances I want to know things will be alright it would be great for you for me we could finally trust each other so lay your cards open now and I’ll show you mine no more push hunt shoot we’ll be offering each...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

World for Real

Cattle is as browser does It just walks the fast-food lane Takes it in, no fingers crossed In cattle’s lane it’s always right Tugs translate to poor excuses Dork-mind fed the thick conclusions Lacks reasoning to see the flies Lame ideas it puts ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Secluded Beach

Many years have gone by since the blissful departure of the last nosy missionary. From up high in a mangrove tree an Orang Belanda reluctantly still keeps an eye on the ocean waves. Nearby, smooth and white, enclosed by teary rocks, a pristine...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Digging to the Limit

Today’s dubitable Easter light had me going outside, to see if some gardening would help to make the day a little brighter. From the high grown pile, where I had been massing cuts and plant waste, broken branches of the pruned butterfly-bush had ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

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 i...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Slipped from Dust

from an attic’s darkness I catch small patches of light and retrieve the sowing-seed I had left behind heedlessly I had hidden it out of sight and henceforth lost on thick layers of sluggish dust now steadily revives a more colorful life ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Tempting Green

Lack of money disperses families in current days, as sons and daughters go when no job there, a fact each of them sees, and they set out: "I’ll find something and grow." Far from their homes, forced to live with the flow that’s insecure,...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Foggy Sight

Looking forward, there’s nothing much to see, no sight further than one step of your foot. Now’s what it is, only in this you’re free: still unsure that what you do will be good. Your own body makes limits understood. From things that come, the ye...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

At the Floodmark

Right on the line between flood and damp sand you move slowly, with swirling wind entwined, not knowing what to choose for, to which side you should go and seek the kind peace of mind. Your thinking seems like a sea, it won’t find tranquility, jus...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Alleviation

For who I was, I shut-write all the gaps as mother moon in deep and darker spheres interpreter of messages and traps a woman's voice relaxing undue fears a child still bravely smiling while in tears. Sorrow is a pain but waiting for its healing an...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

...

Smooth is the spider, sliding into morning light, till its moisture dries.

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

No Thanks

As your life seemed to be over at the young age of only eleven due to a tumor in the brains but strong as you were, you survived and had to learn everything all over again, how grateful should you be? Your body that had been healthy, now function...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Rendition

Yes, Neil, I'm getting old too. But no, I'm not searching not like you do in this song, not for a lacking heart of gold. I already know where it is, and how it has stranded. I'm only looking for ways to be the solid and trustworthy key that...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Warming Sound

the tunes are just gleams our song hasn’t been written it lingers in a far land of dreams it wants to passionately flow in tango move sweet strings of life unleash the silenced grief in beats that boisterously free the pains of love carried away...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Captivating Life

To matter we should be playful, even when the weight of sorrow is slowing down our legs, and tightness of plain duties stresses aging necks. Sprightly we can make each and every single day a playground for our hearts with every time another way ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Togetherness

Sometimes a song triggers memories of past days when the heart felt warmed in the cozy company of loved ones sharing in their meaningful stories. And then we cry as days go by plodding and chasing to pay the bills lacking all trill of togethernes...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Careful Approach

Time is passing day by regretted day I'm waiting for the sign that it is okay for me to come and open your door, dear friend, I've been deeply longing for. Our lives linger on in lonely houses in a coldly interconnected world but the heartbeat th...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

After the Drought

Droplets effervesce on passion fruit, Defiantly dangling on its stem. Mature plants reopen their sweet chute, Vividly regaining terrain, each one of them. Now that the rains have humidified the soil, Grasses have straightened again, Warblers are ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Ten Commands Men

The decimal system was selected to prevail over all others, that might have been as good, and strongly directed. People throughout the world counting alright. But - despite similar numbers - the fight still does go on over values and fate; these ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Forever Lasting Love

Sweet thoughts of you, they firmly reside in echoing waves of the warmth we shared before our path broke off in a foolish fight, knowing that in the end we both still cared. The grief caused by the loss has bared the depths you've reached within m...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Following Rules vs Creativity

Herd’s moving, moving out to common land, where there’s the rules, the frame to close one’s eyes. The master and his willing bending band are on the run for maybe-s wanting the whys, just marching straight towards not art but fries. Those who stay...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Freed for a Moment

Turning around a playground bar a child is blowing off the thoughts of awful fights at home and nights no sleep was brought. As soon as she’s made speed she opens both her hands. With only the back of her knees rubbing along the sleek steel rod, ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

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 t...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Kintsukuroi

broken pottery fixed with gold, displays two sides of a lottery

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Aging

In juvenile days, the whole world seems promising, with exciting ways. But growing older, limits get the upper hand, grieve a beholder. The horizon bends, when mortality is felt; a road ahead ends.

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Collapsing Empire

with increasing warmth water rises up to the numbed people’s mouths and the inflated money plops like blown bubbles of soap out of the stock hero’s reach the praised god of great profit worshipped for his fake promises of fortune that can be boug...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Sunset Land

is coherence then finally at the upper in our sight like these gilt-edged cumuli on which the last blazing light rides are the old grieves soon forgotten of those withheld freedom fights from which brusque flashes fired directed anger struck th...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

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 ...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Poverty’s Circles

All poor and misled people, like bridled horses without any means to escape, blindly run in circles all their life’s courses. Still hoping for better or more, people end up with even fewer choices than before, without notion of things to expe...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

There Lies a Woman

There, in front of the old pagoda, lies a woman. She blocks the driveway quietly on her side. The local traffic passes by like a hoodlum. They seem to think here ignoring is right. There, in front of the old pagoda, lies a woman, smartly dressed ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Bedtime Animal Poems for Children

The chimpansee When it gets dark, I climb the highest tree To watch as far as I can see High in the top I bounce my chest I then bend some branches to make my nest I like to do this every night To sleep tight until the morning light The owl Whe...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Positioning / Plaatsen

The human mind is like a tropical rainforest at a storm plagued coast. Broken and carved stone offers the temporary hold at which the stirring takes post. * De menselijke geest is als een tropisch regenwoud aan een door stormen geteisterde kus...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Unnoticed / Onopgemerkt

the well in the midst of hills -caressed by wind- it softly echoes complaints of the unobserved adrift along the bricks muted by moss there is a still unnoticed solitude there a gate restrains the shades moves to mournfulness a dungeon of distre...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Reviving [Poem in English, French, and Dutch]

Reviving Descended in an icy silence to recover from dark furrows long lost merriment How to blow a warm glow to imparted images How to paint the colors of enjoyment in having a simple gathering It was so nice to fantasize when the wide world f...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Rembrandt Has Seen

Beauty lives of shadow sides along which darkness meets the light and colored glowing takes the chill of death away. Red of blood smolders the pain of being temporal and delicate. The seamy sides wear the warmth where charm blushes in life’s fate.

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

In Passing

Lovebirds, o yes, most couples really are, for a while, sure, but then there is the tail. Flying, chasing, time to reflect still far, it will be there, later, when life gets frail. In the meantime, trying hard not to fail, with fluff, feathers, a ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Letting Go

Lend me your hand, simply mess-up my hair. I’m so tired of the ongoing brain, this senseless mill, grinding on a past pair. Give me a push, force me to just restrain, so I will thus pay attention once again at what binds me, apart from deep disgra...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Behind the Lights

Reluctantly the darkness has defined what fervid lights have been hiding from us. It has and keeps all verities confined, and only roofs with a filtering truss can pilot in the facts from all the fuzz. Those in charge, who share a wicked plan, sen...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Worthless

Your chest up high, you accept the reward, given to you just because that’s what’s done. Upright you stand, although the stink of bored cowardice seems to thrive in the show run. The words addressed to you – like shrimp wonton, and soup served to ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
1 month ago

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...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Finish

He's moving closer to his truth, in registers of a composer. Thoughtfully trying, he's working on his dream day, aware of prying. Restoring old times from the grey of memories and lead-footed chimes, escorted by cries, in ecstasy his final chor...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

View from my Roof

it looks insignificant, this threatened lake lined with so many wooden houses topped with corrugated sheets overheated and decaying unsteady on their stilts in mosquito clouds they look pretty shiny green the floating fields of watercress that...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Mona Lisa’s Smile

Probably woman maybe man, the look of this person’s face, it still hooks. Is it the thoughts kept deep inside; was there really a secret to hide? From everywhere people arrive in rows to see the painting from up close. This mysterious image of...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Mahdi

gladly I’d switched places with the knots in those delicate leather strings around your golden calves softly tightened to set as your legs were bending they caressingly strolled with your every tread gladly I’d been that open shirt around your g...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

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...

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1 month ago

Floral Guerilla

free fighters of the past refined by human hands shield their offspring weakly but the old herbs will rise from holes and cleaves greening on poor soil even in polluted air with underground vitality -persistent rumors say- strong seeds wait for ...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Reflection

Streaming water takes the things along; set images are scattered on its way. In light that drops from houses, and all wrong, I’m exploring my fears and hopes astray. As if this stream’s been flowing through my day all is present in these odd refle...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Let it rain

Sometimes I wish for a rain in droplets to wordlessly wipe the dust that landed. Then I meet you in their silent couplets, you softly glide on the skin I‘ve handed. Then glitters moist from a bond unbranded driving the urge to play game after game...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

The Significance of Difference

Life isn’t choosing from mere good and bad. If that would be the case, we'd win the plight. Instead we can’t but try and just feel glad when things succeed, and they don’t cause a fight. There is no creature fully in control, and nature always sta...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Stalagmite

while his rock headstrongly defied the hails and hurricanes he was torn by the unheard rains of the tears he kept confined his gems dripped down in grief to dark and misty oceans hiding in the commonness of fears and felt distress on the sur...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Lost Metaphors

Off course metaphors, they show up and then whoosh already gone, because the poet just didn’t hold on.

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Brainwave

Back then, the sky was golden, in a harsh way holding glimmers against a dark blue blaming tide. Clouds set dreams aside. The sodden fields confessed their empty furrows. Like begging hands, branches reached up to the alloyed light, eager to let t...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Bridging the Gaps

All talk a lot like wild birds on branches Taking every chance to say their say Sometimes there’s a gleam of advances But most of the time it’s just a delay This talking doesn’t bring us together Cause comprehension is not really there Even with ...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Thoughts of Sand

The brown sand of the unpaved street blows into open windows with speed and sneaks in through holes and cracks. Of course, you can ignore these attacks or fight back this time and once more to momentary have a stainless floor, feeling free from s...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Without Words

A fool posted all of his words without thought on the Internet While outside they would’ve hurt there they were grasped like snacks Still the fool felt urged to complain he could not say he had no reign. By then they’d taken from the geek all of ...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Status to Date

We are infinite shades and hues with just as many valid truths… There have been days, I felt this way but they soon passed, I now can say as if you turn a page. No story takes another turn as all things grey and get slower. There may be still a ...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Butterfly's Song

fear clasps your trembling heart oppresses your fragile lungs aching for some clearing air and space for your frail songs you rarefied and injured wonder distress cracks in weakened cries only vaguely the lament is heard and hopeless are y...

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1 month ago

Choked Truth

With shrines merely built as a camouflage for not revealing the causing acts, the past masks in sanity misfits, and future hardships lie within. Traumas evolve in pinching swirls, draining soundness into swamps. Explosive eruptions of blame emer...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Healing

Let others have it when you’re deeply hurt, it’s easy, but won’t solve the pain that’s there. In fact your mind’s reflections will be blurred, and you could well be bruising those who care. A wound needs treatment, no aggressive act, the first im...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Breakthrough

My nose still filled with scent of your sweet skin enjoying thoughts of how -- in playful love -- your smile broke through, not just a silly grin but one of new found ease with force to shove the burdens off your chest. It makes me glad I had the...

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1 month ago

New Age of Manipulation [Noam Chomsky can start a new book]

Goodbye to the manufacturing of consent so it seems, cause in the media nowadays it’s apathy the powerful seek and amend among the masses that block their scheming ways. More information is spread due to the internet but news seems no l...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Mollusk of Old Days

Opening up parts of my past, I sadly see, there have been low days in September, that I would rather not remember, because they’ve revealed a lie to me. But if I’d wiped those from my memory, I would have lost their lovely fruits as well, so I’v...

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added by ludy_b
1 month ago

Gladly Seen, Has it Been?

We can't keep reaching for the sun. Even skyscrapers high up in the air are no more than a sign we all run to an end. And if we don't care for anything but harsh money making - keep climbing no matter what cost - one day our hearts will start ach...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
3 years ago

The Way to Hurray City [Translation of a poem by Coenraed de Waele]

As sudden as suddenly the sunlight drops. A series of raging thunder. Then the light plops on again. Off in the distance, roars, and rumbles. Sounds. We're in a helicopter of folded silk paper seeing a cavalcade being flanked by stealthy snow leo...

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added by ludy_b
6 years ago

Cradled

calmly floating on a wobbling sea, carried almost weightlessly, aware of and simply surrendering to the waves' caressing appeasement in their marine cadency. in the dark below appears a sparkling of brightly colored mystical life its rhythmical g...

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added by ludy_b
6 years ago

Defined

Here I ponder, planting one tree of thought after another. Put up in my brain's core, they define me like in a deep dream, caught in dark forest that I've seen before, infinite book of which the old pages wore. Their pendency causes me to hide aw...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
6 years ago

Sober-itis [Translation of a poem in Dutch by Coenraed de Waele]

Sunday, August 29th, 1966, 90 Fahrenheit. Just after midnight. No wind. The Marquee. An average lead guitarist from a London based ballroom orchestra, occupational bun filler, indignantly beats-up –whilst downing a whole bottle of Four Roses– a f...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
6 years ago

Facts or Fantasy

There is nothing that can be traced; steps were made, but when, and what was the reason? Nobody knows. The causes, they perhaps have been altered by the blunt mind's treason that randomly stacks, lavishly seasons. No certainty exists and wrongly w...

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added by ludy_b
6 years ago

Intertwining Rules [Translation of a poem by Coenraed de Waele]

[Official translation of a poem by Coenraed de Waele, recognized by this Belgian author, who has 14 poetry books on his name. The name Meinhof refers to the terrorist group Baader-Meinhof (Red Army Faction) that operated in Germany] Stretch sits...

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added by ludy_b
6 years ago

Words Come Out But The Essence Stays Within

The precious brain keeps arranging thought in clusters making sense of outside things and while with words a hold is always sought the overload is leaving mouths on wings. But deep inside the traces still remain of what the eyes and ears with shoc...

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added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Stationary

How to change fixed convictions Show the things from another side When people keep claiming to be right While in fact, with their every stride They sink into circling reflections Following a forever narrowing path With all sight besides it blocked...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Leading Incompetence

Wipe the smirk off your face, you hypocrite that's here to take just pretending that you share so much: you've dropped mints for god's sake! On a lesser merit than a meager dee you came along but not to see. Have you ever given it a single though...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Pompous Display

Stark words in convinced display, seamlessly well defined they like to make a lot of sense from way deep within where the substance appears solid and fully blessed but behind the fashionable bricked and cool facade they, in fact, may cover up a su...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Love Poem #2 By Coenraed de Waele, translated into English by Ludy Bührs

Does she rock her tulip bulb belly past the events' fierce gangrene strap? Does she, moreover, take crazy things as calmly as marine fish, at error in an eel meant trap? Oh, her eyes are like sweet daffodils. Her body resembles a sappy birch. And...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Lesser Page

blue grey clouds intoxicate his brain elusively locked in personal distress about another too bad it's not me how nice it can be being another mission betrayed how small I am Tom Thumb come in here it's nice with us as a hobgoblin instead of Merl...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Nothing Left [DIZAIN]

Put it away, with the other old stuff. The collectors will come and fetch it then. It's worth nothing, just silly guilded bluff. You won't even sell it to crazy men. Yardsales full of dreams one didn't plan. Make one more round, maybe there is sti...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
7 years ago

Travel Light

Today settled itself on a rim, the edge of this rusty wheel, with a look at the wings of back then, down there next to my feet. They must have dried by now, clearly are at rest, as if mud never splashed up. Still, in stories they can lift a scen...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
8 years ago

In My Higgsy Element

Because there's proof that nothing can become a whole new universe I'm writing these lines here and personally fill an emptiness with thoughts of what might rise when I start giving in I've been virtually filling pages with recurring thoughts of ...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
8 years ago

When Silence Gets Reticent

together they spent hours silently immersed in books each of the two hooked to a different certainty after that emotions would burst and urgently had to be vented till one day things really ended in it's enough and over their flow of soul got re...

by Ludy Bührs

added by ludy_b
8 years ago

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