By D.S. Martin
It's one thing to describe thunder's
grumble to your ear & how
the vibration penetrates your ribcage
lightning cracking the night
wide open the keen downpour
on your upturned face
& the jitter of a cool trickle down
the back of your neck But what of
a taste unknown to your hearer
like this taste I've tasted & been
swallowed by & seen? What of
this goodness this sweet savour?
D.S. Martin is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, and Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series from Cascade Books. He has written five poetry collections including Angelicus (2021), Ampersand (2018) and Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C. S. Lewis (2013). He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario; they have two adult sons.
D.S. Martin's other work on Foreshadow:
Beginning & Beginning (Poetry, April 2023)