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Poetry book ‘Where the streams come from’ by Chris Goan


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Book of poetry by Chris Goan. First published by Proost in 2018.

Published in ‘pocket book’ format for poetry on the go

All poetry used by Seatree is by Chris Goan. This book contains many of the poems that have been used.This is one of two books that we hope to keep in stock.

‘Where the streams come from’ was a collection of poetry put together to co-incide with a Seatree solo exhibition of the same name. Poems are collected into chapters concerned with the way water bring s life; river, irrigate, ocean, souls swimming and flow together.

Here is a wee sample;

Will the river run forever?


Will the river run forever?

Will it keep on tumbling down this cliff?

Will it keep on sparkling with the splash of light and life?

Will it dance to the scale of fin and fish,

Or will the music it makes

Fall silent?


Will the river run forever?

Will it carry the boat that carries me?

Will the flow go past these fields I know

And twist and turn to new places?

Or will it leave me just a fool, floundering

In a stagnant pool?


Will the river run forever?

Will it keep carving these old rocks?

Will it keep on carrying them as suspended sediment,

Spew them through the open-mouth of an estuary

Fan them across the ocean floor,

Or will it fail?


Will the river run forever?

Will it irrigate? Will it recreate the flow

Of life in me? Will it roll through this world like laughter?

Will it quench the thirst of a thousand tongues

Or will it dry, like the salt tears of a woman

Done with weeping?