by Francesca Giacomel (she/her)
Photography by Erlan Dzhumaliev.
A drop of luminescent honey
solidified against a pole,
forever illuminating the streets
in the darkness
of the night.
All around autumnal trees are
saddening their leaves
like they were tears
Francesca Giacomel is an Italian student at UCD studying English with Creative Writing. She has always found poetry a perfect outlet for all her negative feelings, especially sadness and frustration. She started writing poems in Italian – first in the margins of her grammar book when she was in middle school and then in a small book she received from her grandmother at Christmas. Then, one day, she tried to challenge herself to write a poem in English, and from there, her passion for writing in English was born.