Poem by Eleni Cay (Slovakia)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 46
Memories crab-walk through the soft edges
of summertime, drying up the long sweetness
from the driftwood.
My desires for you sparkle like warm caramel
but there are just white shards on this beach.
Our love colours have dissolved into a chalky finish.
I now collect you in other men.
Video poem written and produced by Eleni Cay
Eleni’s first collection, A butterfly's tremblings in the digital age (which is written in Slovakian), was published in 2013, after she won a national poetry competition in her native country Slovakia. Eleni’s English language poems were published in two pamphlets -Colours of the Swan and Autumn Dedications-, and featured in MK Calling 2013 & 2015, anthologies (e.g., Mother’s Milk); poetry magazines (e.g., Allegro) and as the ‘best poetry videos on the web’ (Moving Poems). Eleni is currently Poet in Residence at the Westbury Arts Centre.
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/elenicay
Image "Hunting for Seaglass" by Heather.