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.