All the Colours of the River

when moonlight sings its freedom
when darkness holds no fear
when shadows flow together
when ragged stars appear
when wind-imprinted water holds her mirror to the skies
she carries all the colours of the river in her eyes

when ghosts of frost must take their leave
when sadness slows its spin
when silver empires crumble
when time begins to swim
when all the world lies half awake and mist is her disguise
she carries all the colours of the river in her eyes

from Let's Chase Stars Together: Poems to lose yourself in by Matt Goodfellow (Bloomsbury, 2022)

© Matt Goodfellow
With kind permission of Bloomsbury Publishing

Let's Chase Start Together: Poems to lose yourself in by Matt Goodfellow
(Bloomsbury, 2022)

Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow

Matt is a poet from Manchester. His most recent solo collections are Bright Bursts of Colour (Bloomsbury 2020) and Chicken on the Roof (Otter Barry Books 2018). His collections with Liz Brownlee and Roger Stevens are Be the Change (Macmillan 2019) and The Same Inside (Macmillan 2018). Matt divides his time between writing and visiting schools, libraries and festivals to deliver inspirational performances and workshops. He spent over 10 years as a primary school teacher in Manchester.

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