Dear | Yuu Ikeda

Paints of summer dwell in petals of spring.

Soaring cherry blossoms

seem to be crying

because vehement heat

is about to burn them away.

Dear spring,

I’m sorry I can’t stop waves of summer

but I can carve you in me.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.

She writes poetry on her website.

https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/

Her published poems can be found

in <Nymphs>,

<Selcouth Station Press>,

<Remington Review>,

and more.

Her poetry collection

“The Palette of Words”

has been published

from Lighted Lake Press.

Her Instagram :

@yuunnnn77

A Poet’s Song | Yuu Ikeda

A poet is singing the hopeless song

to attract someone who loves her.

The despairing song consists of

phantasmal love, intense cravings,

and empty dawn.

A poet can’t stop singing the hopeless song

because she believes that someone loves her.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.

She writes poetry on her website.

https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/

Her published poems can be found

in <Nymphs>,

<Selcouth Station Press>,

<Remington Review>,

and more.

Her poetry collection

“The Palette of Words”

has been published

from Lighted Lake Press.

Her Instagram :

@yuunnnn77

The Leak | Yuu Ikeda

Stars pretend to illuminate my notebook.

But what they are doing

is to leak to the moon

about me writing about dawn

that never comes to me.

They ridicule me.

The moon yawns on me.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.

She writes poetry on her website.

https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/

Her published poems can be found

in <Nymphs>,

<Selcouth Station Press>,

<Sublunary Review>,

<Remington Review>,

<Sad Girl Review>,

and more.

Her Instagram : @yuunnnn77

The Snow Moon | Yuu Ikeda

The snow moon

celebrates me

because I gave up on

a new season

and decided to continue

writing about winter.

The full moon in February

emits a ray of light

to let winter flowers bloom

on me.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.

She writes poetry on her website.

https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/

Her published poems can be found

in <Nymphs>,

<Selcouth Station Press>,

<Sublunary Review>,

<Remington Review>,

<Sad Girl Review>,

and more.

Her Instagram : @yuunnnn77

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Selected by the editor as a featured submission, September 2022

“life…” | Yuu Ikeda

Life without any goals
is a drug
that anesthetizes normality
and plants madness.

I’m full of thorns of vanity
and ivies of death
made by the life.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.

She writes poetry on her website.

https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/

Her published poems can be found

in <Nymphs>,

<Selcouth Station Press>,

<Sublunary Review>,

<Remington Review>,

<Sad Girl Review>,

and more.

Her Instagram : @yuunnnn77

her sole hope | Yuu Ikeda

In a cocoon of winter,

she is breathing in

shadows of winter

and breathing out words for someone

like her who lives in the coldest winter.

Her sole hope is that

shapes of words warm someone

and herself,

to wait for spring hopefully.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She writes poetry on her website.
https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/
Her published poems can be found
in <Nymphs>,
<Selcouth Station Press>,
<Goat’s Milk Magazine>,
<Sad Girl Review>,
and more.
Her Instagram :
@yuunnnn77

A White Rose | Yuu Ikeda

A white rose blooms

on the canvas of winter morning,

every time I sigh.

The rose is always gazing at the future

that new warmth will bloom

instead of the rose.

I’m also gazing at the future

that cruel coldness will continue

to pierce my skin.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She writes poetry on her website.
https://poetryandcoffeedays.wordpress.com/
Her published poems can be found
in <Nymphs>,
<Selcouth Station Press>,
<Goat’s Milk Magazine>,
<Sad Girl Review>,
and more.
Her Instagram :
@yuunnnn77

The Color | Yuu Ikeda

Your eyes

that fears, madness

and love dwell

crave my lips.

.

The cobalt blue

is my weak point.

.

I can’t reject the color

because

I want to feel

fears, madness

and love

that hide in your eyes.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She loves writing, drawing,
and reading mystery novels.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems can be found
in <Nymphs>,
<Selcouth Station Press>,
<Goat’s Milk Magazine>,
<Sad Girl Review>,
and more.
Her Instagram :
@yuunnnn77

Winter’s Hug | Yuu Ikeda

I’m merry on winter

because

piercing coldness

makes me feel alive.

.

Snowflakes on my eyelids.

.

A frozen puddle

that reflects my pale face.

.

Sounds of wind like needles.

.

They make me feel alive.

They remind me of living.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She loves writing, drawing,
and reading mystery novels.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems can be found
in <Nymphs>,
<Selcouth Station Press>,
<Goat’s Milk Magazine>,
<Sad Girl Review>,
and more.
Her Instagram :
@yuunnnn77

Dear Autumn | Yuu Ikeda

What wraps me calmly

is only you.

.

Even in scorching darkness,

your eyes become a lantern,

your breeze caresses my cheeks,

and your colors plant a hope

in my empty space.


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems are
“On the Bed” in <Nymphs>,
“Pressure” in <Selcouth Station Press>,
“The Mirror That I Broke” in <vulnerary magazine>,
and more.
Her Twitter account :
@yuunnnn77