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Summer Girl

She walked out of showers like they were tropical waterfalls,

her skin a-shimmer with diamonds,

sun snogged not just sun kissed

and hair in thick pomegranate ropes

that she would only let me touch once a blue moon,

when her lips were curled like sickles

and parted, soft, pliant,

then I could curl those ropes around my wrist

and capture a sunset.


Sylvia Chan – “New Beginning”

“Sylvia is an Ontario Certified Teacher who creates opportunities for people to get in touch with their inner ‘artist’ and inspires youth to make a difference in the community by use of their creativity and imagination.” ~About Sylvia Chan Art~



Tonight’s Tuesday poetics has offered up an array of artwork for the pub’s patrons that use for inspiration. I picked Sylvia Chan’s piece as it was the only one that sparked an idea straight away.

Fancy checking out the wonderful poets and artists ordering drinks at the bar tonight? Hit the badge and see for yourself.


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. Capture me a sunset…Love the brushstrokes of the summer girl ~ Great choice of photo ~

  2. Well good heavens, this is HOTTTTT! I am seriously impressed. Yum, yum, yum. 🙂

    I especially like these:
    “hair in thick pomegranate ropes”
    “her lips were curled like sickles”

    “then I could curl those ropes around my wrist
    and capture a sunset” … Absolutely breathtaking, in the most delicious way.

  3. I love the “sun snogged” and “hair in thick pomegranate ropes” — this is a woman to be reckoned with. Lips curled like sickles makes me wary….but she is delectable!

  4. This piece spoke ‘joy’ to me too 🙂 I love your idea of this summer girl and capturing a sunset!

  5. NJ says

    Whoo! This is smokin’ hot! Your words fit the image perfectly 🙂 Love the imagery.

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