Biography of Brian Swaine
I was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 29th,1962, one of a set of fraternal twins. I was raised and educated in Canso, Nova Scotia. I received my diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, N.S. in June of 1983. I spent most of the next 19 years in St. John's, Newfoundland before moving to the Siouxland area in 2002. I've been writing poetry since the age of twelve (although some of that earlier work lacks structure) but I became really intrigued when I was introduced to the Shakespearean sonnet in seventh grade, hence most of my poems are in that format. I only write when I'm inspired so most of my work is about my faith those closest to me.
Brian Swaine's Works:
My poem, 'The River' is published in print in 'Reflections by Moonlight', Pictorial Press,1995 on page 380.
Shakespeare was a playwright of great ability,
And, although very few of us know it,
That besides being a great writer of tragedy,
Shakespeare was a notable poet.
He wrote sonnets of love and sonnets of truth,
Countless sonnets of feelings in-depth.
He wrote sonnets of doubt and sonnets of proof,
Even sonnets about life and death.
His sonnets were unique 'cause he had his own style,