ONE POEM – Angeliki Ampelogianni

Photo by Nicolas DC on Unsplash

Waves

after Megan Hunter

after thirty-nine weeks     
in the morning dew
some birds are singing

that the moon will sink                 
unstopped as the water

aeons in double-quick time 

across the night    
we are the first to walk this earth
we start, two bodies unembarrassed
and never heard

a vessel split apart from the sky    
in tiny atoms of waves

our language, a softness taken root    

a teaspoon of rain over us    
as we greet this new life

we made this small body    

after the birth
I saw an Angel in the darkness
a brightly lit ark of breath    

Angeliki Ampelogianni is a Greek writer and poet. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and is currently pursuing an MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University. She currently lives in Oxford with her favourite human and their house plants. In her spare time she has too much decaf coffee, peach iced tea and chocolate. You can find her on instagram @angel_de_la_vigne.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Marietta Loukakou says:

    Congrats!!💝

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