My influences are Browning, Service, Donne, Thomas Grey, E.A. Poe and Shakespeare.


John F. McCullagh Poems

sacred Flame (A Tale Of The Neanderthals) L

The newcomers killed my woman,... more »

A Prayer For Thanksgiving,2010

A Prayer for Thanksgiving,2010

Lord, we humbly thank you
For the feast you set before us.... more »

(it Was) A Very Good Year.

My minds image of my Ellen
Is like a rose preserved from time.
Or like a treasured bottle
from a vintage year for wine.... more »

John F. McCullagh Quotes

Indifferent wives make excellent widows.
From my poem 'Three Women'

Comments about John F. McCullagh 24 Apr 2018 07:47
Just wrote a book about teaching art inspired writing & poetry and would like to use The Eternal Question in my book. How do I contact Mr. McCullagh to get his permission?
Mikhail Sonkin 28 Apr 2016 09:53
Dear John, This is the first time when I tried to read contemporary English poem. I am a Russian who live in USA 24 years, and I am 71, and I write some poem too. My Russian friend translated some of your poems, I liked them so I decided to read in English. I love this poem. You are right in your last lines. In a two years I and my wife will have 50 anniversary of our marriage. It is an answer on your poem. Best wishes Mikhail Sonkin