Poems of Involvement
(34 pages, stapled, card cover).
ISBN 978 1 897968 45 1
£5 from bookshops
or £3 direct (cheques payable to John Light)
In his introduction the author wrote:
My feelings for and about places and landscapes, for cities, towns and
villages, for mountains, hills, forests, woods, moors and coasts all
find a ready expression in verse. My emotional reaction to place is
necessarily a one way attachment. My emotional entanglements with other
people are much more complicated and more disturbing and I find them
correspondingly more difficult to express in words.
Some of the verses in this collection have taken many years to grow.
Even when I am desirous of putting some deep felt emotion into poetry I
am usually stumped for the means to set about it. However with the
passage of time it may eventually happen that my subconscious comes to
my rescue and provides me with a beginning and the words to craft the
The latter part of this collection is subtitled Love Lyrics: Unsung
Songs from the Sixties so it might seem paradoxical that these were my
first attempts at casting verse but despite their ostensible subject
they were more a product of that era and my own age then, though
largely written in the seventies, than an expression of any deep
emotion. They weren't so hard to write!
A poem from the book
Hold my hand my son.
Soon you will grow too old
To give your hand to me,
As I was too old
To hold my father's hand,
Until he lay dying.
(Page amended 27 Dec 2014)
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