The salt taste of my tears
bears memories buried
in the corolla of a rose,
in the odours of my childhood,
barely woken from a dream,
our tryst abandoned.

Vigilant, always alert
like a dolphin, I offer you
my tears, frangible as glass,
witnesses of a deep sea-birth,
witnesses carrying the immensity
of the sea within my eyes.

Dr. Emily Bilman is London’s Poetry Society Stanza representative and hosts poetry meetings in her home in Geneva.  She earned her PhD from East Anglia University where she taught literature.

Her dissertation entitled, The Psychodynamics of Poetry, was published in 2010.
Modern Ekphrasis, dealing with the poetry-painting analogy from Plato to Derrida, was published by Peter Lang in 2013. Emily’s two poetry books, A Woman By A Well and Resilience, are published by Matador in England.

Emily’s poems have been published in The London Magazine, Battersea Review, The Linnet’s Wings, Lakeview Literary Journal, Orbis, Offshoots, Hunger Mountain, Ydgrasil, Iodine, The Inspired Heart Anthologies, Salzburg Poetry Review, BBC, Offshoots VII & XII, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Iodine, Aois 21, San Diego Poetry Annual in America, The Inspired Heart Vols. 1, 2, & 3, Ygdrasil, and www.ekphrastic.net in Canada.

She has given poetry readings in Geneva, France, Spain, England and USA, and read her poems on the BBC.

Find out more about Emily’s work at:
http://emiliebilman.wixsite.com/emily-bilman

Amanda Graham

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Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Amanda holds an M.A. in History. She loves well-written poetry and romance novels. Amanda has 2 cats and a 3-year-old son.
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