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.

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John Rickell Poems

Breathe Deep The Midnight Air

Breathe deep the midnight air
It is late and time, well spent,
proceeds its way to night
star-lit sky no moon to... more »

Sculptor The

If I could sculpt my love,
search for finest porphry,
I would spend my life and carve
fit for Rome or Athens to rival... more »

Jigsaw

The Long Mynd heather laden high above the Shropshire plain
awesome in its beauty; fearsome solitude when winds blow;
walkers with two sticks, packs upon their backs
climb green hills to gain the top.... more »

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