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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.


This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

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

  5. Pingback: New Year, New Posts, Same Old Me | Writing and Works

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