Tiny Gold Dress
by John Godfrey.
Pub. Date: 2012.
ISBN: 9780984607648. pages: 86. Design: Julie Harrison Cover art: Basil King
“The evanescent lilt of everyday rumination percolates through these wistful
poems, ear bound to ambient eye’s wry regret tender hopefulness. Perception
becomes an aroma of reflection and infatuation in John Godfrey’s fractured
songs. Here, now: as good as gold”
“I read Tiny Gold Dress the same week
I bought a pedometer. It turns on when it recognizes my stride and gets messed
up if I start to loaf. Godfrey’s poems keep time (and not Eastern Standard)
with an unbroken stride through a city with “erotic pinnacles” awaiting all its
pedestrians. They make me feel like I’m already living in a perfect community,
if only my body would learn-‘ faster, that “The last thing to do/is to
wrong/This sidewalk’s part/of the trail...”