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'
- Fading Whispers
- Butterfly trapped in a Norfolk church
- The Lane
- Queen Anne's Lace
- The Aspen Tree
- The Chapman
- Do Not Pick The Flower
- The Empty Cottage
- Mountain Stream
- Sculptor The
- Shropshire in January
- The Art Gallery Walsall
- Midnight yet to strike
How does he do it?
His brain no more than finger nail
Singing a scale of notes I cannot sing
Nor can forget.What does he say? It seems he knows
But what? Is there some communication...
A radiating beam that strikes the tiles
The message always clearer
When he sings upon the roof?
Black as night, she brown discrete, a job to do