3 poems by Mark Goodwin


blackthorn’s

white april dress


blackthorn’s

electric april surf


blackthorn’s

still-framed


april blizzard


blackthorn’s

black twigs &


calligra


phist’s bran

ches brigh


test black as

sea weds land


two foot

steps made


by no person’s

having


stepped


a waver of air for

bones


a shimmer of

mist for


flesh


a lance of

light through


thought

less


branches


for may is

eating


some shape’s

not saying


i’m me


out


rageous may

has gone


and done

it now


may has

set out


upon the horse

chestnut’s


boughs


not only eve’s

& adam’s


naked


remembrances

fig-leaf-bla


tent but


also bundles

of bl


ooms each

cream


cone a

rude


solid










ghost


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Mark Goodwin speaks and writes in various ways. He has books with poetry houses including KFS, Leafe Press, Longbarrow Press, Shearsman Books, & The Red Ceilings Press. Mark was brought up on a farm in South Leicestershire, and now lives with his partner on a narrowboat just north of Leicester.