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16 October 2014
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Colin Dardis

Colin Dardis resides in Belfast where he currently hosts a monthly poetry night in the Safehouse Gallery and is a member of the performance group 'The Belfast Poets'. He is also the editor for Speech Therapy, a small journal focusing on new poetry from the North of Ireland. Previously, Colin has been a co-ordinator of Poetic Splendour, a monthly performance poetry night in Belfast. His poem 'Perhaps' was short listed for the Edit Red 2006 Writer's Choice Award for Poetry.

A Mouth to the Flame by Colin Dardis

Her kiss carves my mouth
like a pumpkin’s smile,
unformed lips once taut
now melting into serenity,
given shape through clandestine splendour:
Her tender kiss is aflame,
my eager mouth, a candle.


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