Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring Days--By Ion Corcos--Greece/Australia

Spring Days

Wildflowers grow in a vacant lot
where sheep graze, old ladies hunch,

collect chamomile to dry. Flowers
touch above knees on this hot day

when there is no wind. A distant horn
of an inward ferry cuts across the town

of this small island; it shifts me, as do
strings plucked slow on a bouzouki.

Ion Corcos was born in Sydney, Australia. The themes of his poetry center on life, nature, and spirit. His poems have appeared in many journals. Ion also writes short stories and non-fiction. He enjoys reading, cooking and traveling, currently traveling indefinitely with his partner, Lisa, most of the time in Greece.


  1. Thanks, Jack. I appreciate your kind words. :)

  2. Great read Ion, thanks for sharing this with us, very visual!

  3. Thank you for your kind words, Peggy!

  4. Dear Ion,

    I'm so glad you contributed to our journal. I agree with Jack and Peggy: personally, I could smell your poem and I mean that in a positive way.
    I really hope to see and read some more of your work here.

    Best wishes,

  5. Thank you, Inge. I'm glad that you could smell the poem (in a positive way)!

  6. Hi Ion. I enjoyed your poem. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!


  7. I love all the great imagery in this poem.... the knee deep flowers, the old ladies picking tea... and the ferry horn piercing the calm day. Well done.

  8. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Dwight!

  9. Various nice thoughts recorded in this poem, Ion.
    I like the fact you put music to it.
    Knight Writer

  10. Wow Ion!

    You are certainly making a splash with your first poem. Congratulations! Welcome to Whispers too. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing.


  11. Thank you for your kind words and your welcome, Karen. I appreciate it. :)