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Angela Costi

How can you be lonely, you make love to this
environment, the hills have slopes you can swoon on
they have views you can open your thighs to
they have Venetian structures ready for you to take
with one open gasp, they have seas
that melt your gaze, the colour of lilac
if it was blue and black crosses on white churches
reminders of sacred sensuousness
reminders of honey skinned almond eyes
the touch of madness and of chance.

Angela Costi
Melbourne, Australia

Costi Angela

About Costi Angela

Angela's parents are from Cyprus; her father from the North and her mother from the South.

She studied in Greece and lived in Cyprus as part of a travel award received from the Australian National Languages and Literacy Board in 1993.

For close to 15 years, she has been freelancing as a writer, editor and community artist, which has involved being commissioned to write plays and poems for particular arts projects. She has three poetry collections, Dinted Halos, Prayers for the Wicked and Honey and Salt, which was shortlisted for the national Mary Gilmore Award 2008.

Recently, she was involved in an international collaboration which involved her poetry and musical composition by Japanese-based, Stringraphy Ensemble.
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