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Poetry book ‘Listing’ by Chris Goan


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Book of original poetry by Chris Goan.

First published in 2009 by Proost.

Printed in ‘pocket book’ size to enable poetry on the go.

All poetry used on Seatree pieces is by Chris, and this book is one of two that we hope to keep in stock. ‘Listing’ is slightly different from the other one in that the poems it contains are all inspired by/riffing on/reacting to three great ‘lists’ found in the Bible; the Beatitudes, the ‘Time to’ passage in Ecclesastes and the ‘Love is’ passage in Galatians.

Here is a wee sample;

Blessed are the merciful

Blessed are the tender ones
Who carry my mercy
In their very souls

Blessed are those who tremble
For the ones whose hearts
Have holes

For on them will always travel

Blessed are they-

My life rafts

And blessed are you as the burdens
Become too much to bear

And the broken people

Break you

Blessed are you when you are all poured out
And now lie empty

For here

Am I

Blessed are you
Child of my heart

For through you
My blessings multiply
And My Kingdom

Is incandescent.