Yuu Ikeda


Dawn depends on you.

Whenever you hope to see it,
dawn floats.
Whenever you decide to see it,
dawn shines.

Like a rainbow reflected in a frozen puddle,
like the scent of coffee in winter morning,
like sounds of fallen leaves,
dawn warms you
whenever you hope it.


The ruby of summer
is about to rise
from the spring-colored horizon.
My left fingertips want the vehement hopes,
but my eyelids full of spring
never want the burning despair.
My left hand writes summer,
but my eyes see spring.
My notebook is waiting for summer,
but my brain never lets spring go.

Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet. She loves writing, drawing, and reading mystery novels. She writes poetry on her website.


Her published poems can be found in <Selcouth Station Press>, <New Note Poetry>, <Remington Review>, and more. Her poetry collection “The Palette of Words” has been published from Lighted Lake Press.

Her Twitter and Instagram : @yuunnnn77

Flights, Issue Five, June 2022