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JohnL

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About Me

I live in England, and love the English countryside, the music of Elgar and Holst which describes it so beautifully and the poetry of John Clare, the 'peasant poet' and Gerard Manley Hopkins, which describes it.
My own poetry is written in whatever style I feel suitable to the subject - I have a particular empathy with the sonnet form but sometimes treat the same subject to several different styles. Experiment with words fascinates me. I write purely for pleasure and have no ambition to be published though if soething was picked up, I would not object, I suppose.
I am a retired electrical engineer, but have an Honours degree in Art History, gained while still working from the wonderful British 'Open University. That was done for sheer pleasure, changed my life, and involved me in travel all over Renaissance Europe and Ancient Greece during vacations. Now I'm getting past the stage of athleticism, most of my foreign visits are 'revisits' and in the mind at that, though I still wander the UK pretty well, but look at the mountains now rather than climb them.
Visiting Art Galleries and fine gardens, buildings, old cities and cathedrals fascinates me.
I write poetry, short stories and about my travels. No particular subjects - just what takes my attention at the time - Ah! the joys of retirement. I also lecture a bit - I am not an intellectual type - I try to talk from a very practical standpoint.
Food, country walking, travel, humour, gardening and a host of other lovely things give me pleasure, all of which I have shared with my wonderful wife, Dorothy for more than fifty years.


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Posted 7 Years Ago


I MISS YOU DEAR MAN ... Its been so long and you are really missed on here!

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Posted 7 Years Ago


My dear j,
it wasgood to hear from you; I have been out of circulation for the tragic reason that my dear wife Dorothy after nursing me through severe rheumatic illness then some brain surgery has developed cancer and is now nearing the end of her wonderful life - she is beyond any of the medical cures and receiving only palliative care to ease pain and discomfort. Thank God, I am now sufficiently recovered to be able to look after her and we plan - God willing - that she wiil stay in the house we have shared for so many happy, joyful and loving years.
She is my inspiration and muse, the light of my life; all is now in the hands of the God we have worshipped for all our lives and who has granted us 77 years each of life, 56 of them in our happy marriage.
So far only Emma and yourself know the situation and i prefer that it is only passed on to those who will treat it with the gentle respect it demands,
God Bless you, ,
John.
j

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Posted 7 Years Ago


oh john -- dear friend! where have you been? i hope it is traveling and enjoying all the gifts life has to offer ... thank you for leaving your kindest thoughts on my poem. you are loved n missed, mon ami. ;)

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Posted 8 Years Ago


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Posted 9 Years Ago


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Posted 9 Years Ago


I'VE BEEN WORKING LIKE CRAZY TO CATCH UP WITH A BACKLOG OF REVIEWS/ *I READ SLOWLY, CAREFULLY.* AS OF 14TH I WAS PLEASED TO SEE I'D GOT DOWN TO 15 OUT OF 76 (WITH OTHERS HAVING COME IN UNTIL I STOPPED FURTHER REQUESTS) . LATER YESTERDAY WENT THE LIST AND DISCOVERED ONLY *2* REQUESTS WERE SHOWING, TIS THE SAME TODAY.

WOULD PROSE WRITERS AND ANY OTHERS PLEASE RE-SUBMIT THEIR REQUESTS AND I'LL READ THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

IF ANYONE CAN EXPLAIN WHAT'S HAPPENED, I'D BE SOOO GRATEFUL.

HAPPY WEEK EVERYONE. :)

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Posted 9 Years Ago


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Posted 9 Years Ago


Happy New Year to you, John! So hope it's filled with endless inspiration for you...
j

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Posted 9 Years Ago


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Ohh -- it's been so long since i've hung out here -- how i miss your writing. Many wishes for a joyous, prosperous and gentle new year, my friend. soon ~ i am coming back slowly. xo
j

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Posted 9 Years Ago


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