“On the East Side of Eden” published in the Blue Nib

“On the East side of Eden” in the Blue Nib

“On the East side of Eden”

More beautiful than a blossoming rose
your kiss long and intoxicating
it has me swirling around
like crimson full-bodied wine in your glass.

More sublime than ether
your breath caressing my lips
So tender and affectionate,
I’m blessed with love divine.

Your fingertips combing through my locks
so loving and sweet
like a light feather from a Cherub
on the East side of the Garden of Eden

About the writer

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Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, author of two poetry books, flash fiction writer of ” Cubicle Coma” to be published by Books’ Journal & Planodion and prolific blogger from Greece. Her poems are included in many anthologies, including the Poetry Against Terror Anthology, the Poetry Against Inequality among others, and a number of literary journals that include Verse-Virtual, The Galway Review, Lunaris Review, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh, Fractal.gr, and Winamop to name but a few. She is a member of the Poets Unite Worldwide.

Rachel weeping for her children

Rachel weeping for her children

I am so excited that this so -dear-to-me poem got published by one of my absolute favorite literary magazines. I am honored and humbled. Thank you!

The Blue Nib

By Sofia Kioroglou

I remember laughter rippling around the streets

amber of eyes aglow, brimming with hope
children cutting a caper impishly in Aleppo
dad squinting at my fiddling around with his computer
Today, our shoulders are hunched with fear
kids no longer splashing in puddles
knee-deep in rubble and smeared with blood
hollering out war cries, looking for relatives
Some crucified, others  beheaded
no hearse waiting to deliver our people to burial places
Rachel weeping for her children
rising out like a phoenix, splintering husks of shells around
Walking through the cemetary while a couple
are muttering into their swirling Chardonnay
two words collide, two paths diverge
the road to hell is paved with good intentions


About the writer

SofiaSofia Kioroglou is a two-time award-winning poet, author of two poetry books, flash fiction writer of ” Cubicle Coma” to be published by Books’ Journal & Planodion and prolific blogger…

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Fish-and-Chip paper — The Blue Nib

By Sofia Kioroglou Enjoy what is in your glass whether half full or half empty just let it whirl around and savor its body and color. Don’t just swig it but sip it slowly allow its flavor to linger on your palate Take what life throws at you and if it is a lemon make […]

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