REBECCA TAMÁS #3: spell for joy

Artwork by Rida Abbasi
Artwork by Rida Abbasi



nothing can be trusted!

raise up your rinsed hands!

terrible fury and becoming!

take off your clothes!


one colossal owner of the void

brightness folding into itself

again and again vulval or filo


I see a shaking which is total and absolute fear


one day yr gonna die!


the hot impossible apple of

your perfection


you freckled you covered in something

you utter


just open up your face

light’s ice cream cone coming

on the inside of yr eyelids


say yes five thousand times

(o love)


About Rebecca Tamás 4 Articles
REBECCA TAMÁS was born in London and lives in Norwich, where she is studying for a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at University of East Anglia. Her first poetry pamphlet, The Ophelia Letters, was published by Salt in 2013, and she has most recently been published in The White Review and Best British Poetry 2015. She is currently at work on a full length collection, which centres on witchcraft, difference, female alterity and strangeness. She tweets @RebTamas.