To celebrate World Poetry Day 2020 we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of the forthcoming Maytree 14.
The Kingdom by Matt Duggan will be released on the 10 April and each copy comes with a free art card.
The book is currently available to pre-order directly from Matt – contact here
Copies will be available from our on-line webstore and all good book shops following release.
Reflections on my 49th Year
I dreamt that we were once beautiful
kicking white leaves in autumn daylight —
collecting cloud speech bubbles
while we danced on crystal paths of sun
allowing the breeze to ease around my body.
Hear that sound — like birds in flight
whispering as the rats are singing;
ears have sharpened teeth
when time can be so ruthless?
How praise became a crooked blade —
a reflection held inside a tinted mask
that only smiled at its own self-deception.
We hear the price of folly
stripped away as a disguise for a dime of popularism —
how those actors came and went —
like changing costumes in a badly performed
tragedy of somebody else’s life.