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Amy Barry writes poems and short stories. She has worked in the media, hotel and oil & gas industries. Her poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and e-zines in Ireland and abroad. Her poems have been read and shared over the radio in Australia, Canada, and Ireland. She recently organized the Poetry Open Mic in conjuction with the Athlone Literary Festival in Oct. 2013. She loves traveling, and her trips to India, Nepal, China, Bali, Paris, and Berlin have all inspired her work. When not inspired to write, she plays table tennis.


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scent of Her

 

The breath of her,

the smell of apple blossoms,

wrapped my senses,

collected around my heart

like delicate cobweb

designs in the rain.

 

Defying heated stares,

shocked whispers,

I would have cradled her tight

in my arms, in the streets

or in a crowded restaurant,

the way I would have

as a young man.

 

I would not have minded

that she was married.

I would have kissed hard

her plump reddened lips.

I would have made love to her

had she said she loved me.

 

Classics translated,

made music like an angel,

turned ice to flame,

made her wonder.

Had I been that man, 

as a young man, but

I am no longer he.

 

 

 

 

©2013 Amy Barry

 

 

 

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Five poems in The Galway Review

Interview at Athlone Literary Festival Poetry Night

Four poems at Madswirl.com

 

 

 

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