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.
A Lonely Warrior
I'm a lonely warrior on an empty battlefield;
My head, it aches, my body grows numb.
But with copious courage, I raise strength, sword and shield,
To face the cold foe now that the battle's begun.
My weary eyes, they focus on an enemy unseen;
My hand, it grips the weapon I so bravely wield.
Battle on, I must, to destroy the enemy;
And rest, I cannot, lest the beast he be felled.
With no lieutenant to lead me, no bright light to guide me,