POETRY – Ella Cunningham

Ella Cunningham is a final year English with Creative Writing undergraduate at the University of Birmingham with a love of both reading and writing poetry. She’s a big fan of indie folk music and is writing her poetry dissertation exploring song lyrics and translating songs into poems. She also loves traveling and is currently learning Spanish. 

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You Have Flowers in your Mouth
(From ‘Loveland’ by Milky Chance)

The snowdrops appear again.
On the cusp of morning they rise
towards the fragments
of winter’s low-hanging sun.

Unsettling them from the frozen soil,
I pick several for you and display them
in a crystal glass on your breakfast tray.

You break flower from stem, place it on
your tongue and I think I see the petals melt,
blank delicacies you swallow like a secret.

Then you speak gardens to me,
but I have not grown tall enough to reply.

 

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