City of Dreams by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

Poem title: City of Dreams
Poet name: Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Poem: We skimmed the centre of the city
From a circular railway.

On its golden radius
A dazzle of white light 

Breathed from the pale-hued 
Dwellings mesmerizing our gaze.

From liminal perimeters
The city glowed.

A chandelier of candles 
On a pristine altar. 

Our locomotive rimmed 
The station’s threshold

Braking slowly into the pearl
Of low hanging clouds.
Suitcase in hand, we stepped out
Of  the train’s vapors into the milling crowd.

Drawn by the city’s magic
We merged into its essence.

Each segment of our individual selves
Wading into the greater sea

Of the collective, claiming 
Us citizen unto itself.
End of poem.
Credits and bio: Copyright © Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews
Forthcoming in the collection A Nomenclature for Light.
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews has written seven collections of poetry and two non-fiction books. Her poetry has recently won an international prize in Rome’s Citta Del Galateo Contest. As well,  her poem “The First Time I Heard Leonard Cohen” has been nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize. Her latest book of poems, Meta Stasis, was released in June 2021 by Mosaic Press. Josie is a member of The League of Canadian Poets, the Ontario Poetry Society, the Italian Canadian Writers Association and The Heliconian Club for Women in the Literary Arts.  She teaches workshops for Poetry in Voice and is the host & coordinator of The Oakville Literary Cafe series.