Friday, May 25, 2012

New Poetry by Mark Goad


Every poem –
don’t be fooled –
is trying to convert you
to its own small god.
Every poet

is selling her own
version of beauty or
truth or pretended absence

of either or both. There
are no simple statements here
and innocence – what? – the most
beautiful dream of all.

Poetry breeds credulity, that’s the fact of it, and
poets are the truest believers.

- Mark Goad 2012

Mark's most recent publications include Assisi and analogpress.

1 comment:

Stuart Barnes said...

clever, mark
& witty. love it