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  April 2021     12 hours ago

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Getting old

tree is full-grown
less flexible now
wrapped in rings of earlier life
that cut back its flowering
and slowly force to give up

forces defied
shaped by the past
readable in hardened layers
that support the tenderness inside
until they...

by Ludy Bührs

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Somewhere

Behind each and every
practical and focussed thought,
lives a wide world
of dreams.

With every breath, every
micropause in all that I do,
I wander off in it,
because there it is,
I find...

by Ludy Bührs

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Withdrawn

She was sitting in the den
writing her heart out loud
on the lid of a garbage can
while her introvert twin
that banned her that day
felt homophobic upstairs
in their shared bedroom
with a dear school friend
because of that one’s
sudden...

by Ludy Bührs

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Frog

Clinging to the wall,
this frog with its sticky legs,
...

by Ludy Bührs

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Truthful

Nobody is right:
truth has its colorwashes
between black and...

by Ludy Bührs

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added 3 months ago
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When a poem is in free verse, it is easier for a translator with the right skills to (almost) fully reveil the original poem, as soon as there are form restrictions, details will get lost easily.

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Thank you for the appreciation!

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Yes, one with more room for the observer to wander and wonder ;-)

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Thank you for your comment. Yes, keep on going ... But this isn't autobiographic. I wrote it as my interpretation of a very expressive painting by an artist and good friend.

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Thank you for your kind comment!

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Thanks for your clear comment, Karl. Sadly there are many people cheering for a lot of "drumming babble" nowadays, as if the mind behind it were sound.

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I've especially promoted this one on the day
Peter Higgs died, age 91.

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Very well written clear message!

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I'll post a triple hepkoe I made for the facebook group to inspire you.

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I forgot: The 11 words should each be unique, no repeated words, not even articles ;-)

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Go ahead: 5-7-5 syllables, first and third line rhyming and in total 11 words.

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Thank you for your comment. This haiku (or senryu) is rhymed and follows the rules defined for a 'hepkoe' (a Dutch form with a special group on Facebook)

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This poem is just word play. When I wrote it, I was thinking about how a poet sometimes tries to steer a poem in a certain direction and fails, as if riding a wild horse, Karl. :-)

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Thank you very much!

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