John Rickell

[Blackbird] (I November 1931 / York)

Biography of John Rickell

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 SHINE, the charity which cares for those with spinabifida.

John Rickell's Works:

'A Stirring in the Air'

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Felix

Old Felix came and went
His business combs and buttons
Ones for nits, the others brass and cotton
To be squashed by wooden roll.
How big his feet in sagging shoes
How bowed his coat, herring bone and worn
A heavy coat, a winter coat....
In blazing June.
A poor man, a good man,

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