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Goodbye

By Yuu Ikeda

‘Goodbye’
Summer echoes.

Although my hands
are never able to
give up the heat,
summer is about to
shrink back from my sight.

Dawn cries for summer,
I write for summer,
and
fallen leaves ring a bell
of separation
for summer.

‘Goodbye’
Summer echoes.
I whisper.


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 Twitter and Instagram.

The Garden of Poetry

By Yuu Ikeda

In front of me,
many flowers of words
are swaying,
emitting seasonal fragrances.

Every morning,
I breathe in these sweet
sometimes bitter scent,
every evening,
I fill my notebook
waiting for
silhouettes of words,
then,
every night,
I fall asleep
with memories of
the garden of poetry.


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 Twitter and Instagram.

The Last Message

By Yuu Ikeda

Every night,
she writes the last message
on her favorite notebook.

But the end never comes.
Only new dawn comes.
Only new wind waits for her.

Whenever she writes the last message,
she believes that
the end surely comes.
But it always betrays her.

When the end comes,
her favorite notebook may be blank.

When her relief comes,
her favorite notebook may be blank.


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 Twitter and Instagram.

Poker Face

By Yuu Ikeda

Screams of her soul
never make tattoos of tears

Her cheeks are always dry,
although she wants to moisturize there
by deepest pains

Howls of her soul
never make pendants of tears

Her eyes are always toneless,
although she wants to decorate there
with cruelest pains


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She loves writing, drawing,
and reading mystery novels.
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 and Instagram.

This Love

By Yuu Ikeda

Sharpness of love
pierces my silent skin
that wants softness of eternity

This love is so sharp
that I can’t make a pendant of forever

Like needles of loneliness,
this love weakens my heart
and
takes energy to live away
from my soul

But I crave this love
My skin craves this love


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She loves writing, drawing,
and reading mystery novels.
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 and Instagram.

Morning Coffee

By Yuu Ikeda

Morning coffee
emits fragrance of new dawn

My skin
mixes with the fragrance,
and
plays a mellow and
sugary day

This warmth is only mine
This calmness is only mine

To feel the beginning of a day,
my skin wants morning coffee,
my skin wants fragrance of new dawn


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She loves writing, drawing,
and reading mystery novels.
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 and Instagram.

Happy Birthday

By Yuu Ikedaa

Dawn was born,

Darkness fell,

The sky whitened,

Raindrops went back
to the paradise

Dawn was born today,

Fears ended―

Stars snore calmly,

Clouds hold their breath
behind the paradise


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan-based poet.
She loves writing, reading mystery novels,
and drinking sugary coffee.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems are
“On the Bed” in Nymphs,
“Love? or Death?”in Sad Girl Review,
“Poetry Drops Like Raindrops Do”in JMWW,
and more.

Without

By Yuu Ikeda

Without intensity,
without gravity,
without tears,
without thorns,

she is writing the Hell

Being surrounded
by naught,

she is writing
the Hell of naught

Zero is her number
Zero is her life

Muddy colors
are weeping
around her,
the same as she does


Yuu Ikeda is a Japan-based poet.
She loves writing, reading mystery novels,
and drinking sugary coffee.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems are
“On the Bed” in Nymphs,
“Love? or Death?”in Sad Girl Review,
“Poetry Drops Like Raindrops Do”in JMWW,
and more.