Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nora Nadjarian: Ladybird

On the other pillow is a lady bird which escaped from a dream.
It reminds me of when I was a tiny red polka dot. And then bigger, and other
colours. And then…
I stare at the ceiling, searching its soul for little things. The ladybird
touches my arm, whispers that it wants to be a tattoo. I ask it to tell me what
it’s like to live in and out of dreams.

This poem appeared on Sunday, August 9, 2009 on the metazen.ca website

NORA NADJARIAN is a poet and writer from Cyprus. She is the author of three collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, “Ledra Street”. Her poems and short stories have been included in various anthologies and journals in Cyprus, Germany, India, Israel, New Zealand, the UK and the United States. She has won prizes or been commended in various international competitions, including the Scottish International Open Poetry Com­petition, the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and the Féile Filíochta International Poetry Competition (Ireland). In 2009, her story “And the Seven Dwarves” was a finalist from over 900 submissions in the Binnacle Sixth Annual International Ultra-Short Competi­tion at The University of Maine at Machias (USA).

e-mail: noranadj@logosnet.cy.net

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful poem!!!!