The truth of poet John Eliot is that he was born in Leicester, UK. He was the son of a school secretary and factory labourer. He attended a grammar school in Leicester where he played on the bones of Richard III. John became a teacher and taught Religious Studies in the South West of England. He now shares his time between France and Wales. John has two collections of poetry published, Ssh and Don't Go by Mosaique Press available from all the obvious places. A new collection, Turn on the Dark will be available later in 2018. May 2018
Three Lilies Who is that passing resting on the arm of love? Hear a voice. "Come away winter has gone; the rain has passed." "Three lilies sing like as a choir; lilies of the field dressed in white and gold. Remember? We heard them." "Now they are silent. Still as wheat without a breeze." "Leave the lilies. It’s not about the present but future. That is where you find poetry, poetry of song. Bird of grey dawn sing to us. Love, strong as death. Anger, fierce as the grave. We will hear them again." John Eliot April 2018 Resurrection Wet, like rain on footsteps, footprints against arid sand where blood has not breathed for the length of universe at world’s edge; creation has died, waiting for the spirit to speak: "Let there be" there was light and with the light came the above and below firmament and earth clouds gathered water cascaded. From the clay rose resurrected and felt wet, like rain on footsteps. John Eliot April 2018 Jane Grey Stars stand still; shine daytime. Let me fly blue sky as the white swan leaves the feather burning on the tip: the universe knows no end, Let me lie on the hillside, ask the grass, “Where do you leave your scent?” Become one without flight as a night creature hidden within the ghost. Stones of history. Grey and empty. John Eliot 2018
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