Afternoon Poetry

in the first hot sun of mid-spring
Morpheus descends
kissing lightly
the couples
sprawled on damp grass by the lake


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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4 Responses to Afternoon Poetry

  1. Berit says:

    I like this a lot!
    Especially the little break made by
    “kissing lightly
    the couples”

    You communicate the lightness of it well.

  2. chris says:

    Thanks Berit,
    Those couples lookes so serene, snoozing with enigmatic half-smiles on their lips. There was a lightness about the whole scene. Very lulling. I wanted to drift off too.

  3. Jingle says:

    smart one, well done.

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