Monday, March 23, 2015

New Poetry by Jonathan Hadwen


when you lower yourself
into the ocean, look outwards
as if there’s no shore,
no heartbeat to return to,

just that distant point
where no part of you, not even your eye, 
can ever reach.

- Jonathan Hadwen 2015

(Jonathan Hadwen is a Brisbane writer who has been haunting the various halls of SpeedPoets since 2008. In 2013 he was named runner-up in the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript, and in 2014 he placed second in the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize.)

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