John Rickell

Rookie - 183 Points [Blackbird] (november 1945 / York)

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I am a countryman by nature.With my retriever I am in the country most days. Living in a small market town in Shropshire UK

I have been writing free verse since 1970 I am a singer of plainsong and Gregorian chant, which has significantly influenced my poetry.
I have published a book of poems'A stirring in the Air'with photographs by Tom Scot, a grandson, it is being sold on Ebay by... more »

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Mountain Stream

The mountain stream
bubbling towards the sea,
silver in the evening light
crossing hills and far away.
I lay, my head close to the
dancing water its message clear,
all round chaos that is nature,
above, clouds drift white and soft,
towards the sea black clouds loom,
deer nervous as they graze.
Swans take flight across the lake,
wakes of dripping water from their feet
Otters on the shore and nature sleeps.
I cross the stream stoop to drink
hands cupped... intoxicated.
No thoughts no plans for tomorrow,
chaotic, a child-hood ...

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