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Charlie Baylis: Loveless/She Said She’d Call


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In these new poems by Charlie Baylis, we get to see two different sides of the poet: the somewhat detached, seemingly emotionless side of him and the wounded, fragile one. It is a valuable insight into the inner life of the poet trough described (opposite) experiences and a brave attempt by Baylis to reinterpret his encounters in order to find some kind of closure.


Editor-in-Chief, Ana Savković



tokyo 353


on white sand

bouquet of roses

loveless sex


black heat scream

the sky is burning

i fuck you



cherry blossom


tomorrow

my apparition


blue light filters through the blind

displacing centuries


a brush of dust on cherry blossom

she said she’d call

spring turning the cherry blossom blue


apparition of storm clouds

& storms

heavy cherry blossom she said


beautiful from above the rainfall


a baseball curves

an arc to the glove


she never called

my apparition & soft chandeliers


may the devil bless you



About the Author: Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham, England. He is the Editor of Anthropocene and the Chief Editorial Advisor to Broken Sleep Books. His poetry has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize, he has also been shortlisted for a Saboteur Award for Best Reviewer of Literature. His most recent publication is Santa Lucía (Invisible Hand Press). He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality.


More from Baylis in ZiN Daily: https://www.zvonainari.hr/single-post/charlie-baylis-exit-plans-gifts



Translation from English to Croatian by Ana Savković:




tokio 353


na bijelom pijesku

buket ruža

seks bez ljubavi


vrisak crne vrućine

nebo gori

jebem te



trešnjin cvijet


sutra

moje ukazanje


plavo svjetlo filtrira se kroz rolete

premještajući stoljeća


dodir prašine na trešnjinom cvijetu

rekla je da će nazvati

proljeće plavi trešnjin cvijet


ukazanje olujnih oblaka

& oluje

teški trešnjin cvijet rekla je


lijep iznad padalina


krivulja bejzbol loptice

luk do rukavice


nikad nije nazvala

moje ukazanje & mekani lusteri


neka te vrag blagoslovi


O autoru: Charlie Baylis je iz Nottinghama u Engleskoj. Urednik je online časopisa Anthropocene i glavni urednički savjetnik u Broken Sleep Books. Njegova je poezija dva puta nominirana za Pushcart Prize i jednom za Forward Prize, a također je ušao u uži izbor za nagradu Saboteur za najboljeg recenzenta književnosti. Njegova posljednja publikacija je "Santa Lucía" (Invisible Hand Press). Svoje slobodno vrijeme provodi potpuno odvojen od stvarnosti.


Više od Baylisa u ZiN Daily-u: https://www.zvonainari.hr/single-post/charlie-baylis-exit-plans-gifts

 

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