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(No need to speak)

Mark Goodwin





it is with

in a


sha dow


beneath

a thick


clad oak


that some

manly


ema

nation


folds old

ideas


of july’s

clo


thes

 

it was not wren

nor robin


it was not sharp

thorn nor


a quick sleek cat’s

shivering jaw


it


was


as


though (t)

 

kindling set

on a


knoll

near


where the


woods’

stream


kinks

most


( no need

to speak )


the knack

is not a


trick it’s

ancient


kith


si lent ly

vis u ally


kithed


kin to

kin now


kneel down

to your ( to


our )


hearth and

knap


flint so


spiked

light


bites

 

Mark Goodwin is a poet-sound-artist, and speaks & writes in various ways. He has a number of books & chapbooks with various poetry houses, including Leafe Press, Longbarrow Press, & Shearsman Books. His latest chapbook – a compressed mountain travelogue called Erodes On Air – was recently published in North America by Middle Creek. Mark lives with his partner on a narrowboat just north of Leicester. He tweets poems from @kramawoodgin, and some of his sound-enhanced poetry is here: https://markgoodwin-poet-sound-artist.bandcamp.com