Sunday, 5 May 2019

3 Poems by Alexa Findlay

Serenity

a mother sits
in her favorite
wooden rocking chair
her coffee mug
resting on the
white painted windowsill
as she gazes
upon the pristine view—
fields of sunflowers stand tall
roosters crow as dawn nearly approaches
horses trot as if performing for a show
baby sheep bleat as they call for their kin
cows moo as they search for food
hens cluck as they lay their eggs
pigs oink as they bathe in mud
ducks quack as they wander aimlessly
flowers bloom as spring arises

a place
she calls home
so serene,
yet so full of life—


Echoes

on this very day
the sound
of 
tidal waves
crashing against
jagged rocks
echo
in my ear drum

the aroma of salt
fills my nostrils
as I breathe
in the
clean ocean air

sea birds
soar
the
cloudless sky

sand crabs
scurry
their way
across
the
moist sand

palm trees
dance
in the
gentle breeze

all the
negative thoughts
leave my mind
for a
split second—


Temperate
After Irises by Vincent van Gogh

in an
open field
on a
temperate day
in the
middle of May

a batch
of purple
irises stand
alongside
their counterparts
blossoming
for the
sky above
to witness—



Bionote

Alexa Findlay is an undergraduate Creative Writing Major at the University of California, Riverside. She spends most of her time writing fiction and poetry. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of three online literary magazines. Her work has been featured in Pomona Valley Review, Better than Starbucks Magazine, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Halcyon Days, Grotesque Magazine, The Quail Bell Magazine, Vox Poetica, amongst others.


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