John Thorkild Ellison (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)
Biography of John Thorkild Ellison
For biography, please see my poem 'The Failed Mystic'.
John Thorkild Ellison's Works:
'Shadowy Flowers of Orcus' volume of poems privately published in limited edition by Newcastle Bookshop at Haltwhistle. Also, similarly, a thin volume called 'Poetry Kills'. And in 2009, a new volume entitled ' A Bit of a Larkin'. In 2011, 'Wendy Couldn't Cope' In 2012 'An Elegy for My Father'
- A 'Bad' Mother Grieves
- A Ballad of a Rock 'n Roll Dreamer
- A Ballad of Aberdeen (Mild Green Vipers)
- A Better Type of Crime (To a Moral Prig)
- A Biological Trick
- A Bird of Ill Omen
- A Bit of Advice to a Bit of a Stud
- A Bit of the Other
- A Bloke Called Sid (Aggro-Man)
- A Boy Forever
- A Brush-off
- A Calendar
- A Case Of Double Values
- A Certainty
The Pilgrim's Complaint
Walking this bitter path with You,
I wonder why it has to be like this,
Your death in torment in the name of Love
Betrayed in the garden by a traitor's kiss.
There's so much pain in the sweetest song
And so much sorrow in a tale of bliss,
So much guilt to atone for wrong;
Tell me, O Lord, why does it always have to be like this?