The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Bethany Rivers: 1 Poem Published

Poem by Bethany Rivers (UK)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 45




deep ear


the sound of spoon

in empty coffee cup

bringing the fruit of

dark beans to the brink

of life


you flick a penny piece

down into the darkness of me

along with your wish


it enters my secret waters

making my body shiver

About the Poet

Bethany Rivers has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Cardiff University.  Her debut collection 'Off the wall' is due out in 2016 from Indigo Dreams Publishing.  She has had many poems published in magazines in the UK and the USA, including: Envoi, Ink Sweat & Tears, Scintilla, Amygdala, Cinnamon Press, Sarasvati, Fair Acre Press, The Lampeter Review, Blithe Spirit, English Chicago Review, Bare Fiction, Wenlock Poetry Festival, and Three Drops from a Cauldron.  Bethany also runs poetry healing retreats:

Image: 'Penny on CN Rail' by Miguel B.