Raspberries by Anna Yin

POEM NAME: Raspberries AUTHOR NAME: Anna Yin POEM: On our bed we lie like flatfish. Outside, stars grow older. The moon, a white cocoon, casts its image on the river. In sparse shadows a willow dangles. Along the thorn fences raspberries bleed. They remember once being the fire drawing the moth flapping its wings to flames of love. END OF POEM. CREDITS: Copyright © Anna Yin Previously published in Cha Magazine and was nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2009, then reprinted in Wings Toward Sunlight (Mosaic Press 2011). Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and has authored five collections of poetry with sixth book Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions, 2011). Her poems/translations have appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal etc. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from West Chester University Poetry Conference, three grants from OAC and 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC. She teaches Poetry Alive. annapoetry.com