Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs is an English professor who lives in London, Canada. He has visited over twenty-five countries, including Italy and Spain. His poems have appeared in Pollux Journal, Blueline, Tower Poetry, The Windsor Review, and Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century. His children’s poetry has been included in the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness. His short story “The Seven Wonders of Cagliari” was shortlisted for the Eyelands International Short Story Contest and published in Numbers (Strange Days Books).

Via Roma

for Venera

where cool Mediterranean waters
meet the sultry shores of Cagliari
palm trees sway in a sirocco

rows of bright pink palazzi
stand like elegant flamingos
perched upon their porticos

here two Sarnians reunite
over glasses of vino bianco
sharing their stories of Sardinia

Costa Brava

(The Wild Coast)

as salty sea
grows green

eddies whirl
up waves

against rugged
grey rocks


Poetry in this post: © Ryan Gibbs
Published with the permission of Ryan Gibbs