Wednesday 20 January 2021

Two Poems by Yuu Ikeda


 

“Because, Although, But,

I Love You”

 

I love you,

like a mystic demon

dances on the silky blood

 

I love you,

like a firefly

sinks to the moonlight river

 

Because I love you,

I'm locked in the Hell

Because I love you,

I can't help swimming

in burning fire

 

Although I love you,

the ache of my skin

continues to burn

Although I love you,

the paralysis of my heart

doesn't vanish

 

But I love you,

like a phantom

plays melodies of Debussy

But I love you,

like the oath to future

is broken

 

 

 “It Was My Life”

 

Venturing to touch

the point of a broken glass

 

It was my life

 

Venturing to cut my finger

and confirming that I'm alive

 

It was my life

 

Gazing at the red evidence

from my finger

and looking up at

the opposite blue sky

 

It was my life

 

Comparing the colour of the sunset

with my blood

and competing for red

 

It was my life

 

Going to the end

again and again

 

It was my life



Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.

Her published poems are

“Sinful Silhouette” in <Rigorous>,

“Broken Pieces of the Truth” in <Briefly Zine>,

“A Flickering Light” in <Kalonopia>,

and 3 sonnets in <The Minison Project>.

And she writes poetry on her website.

https://love-poem.amebaownd.com/

 





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