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.
Two souls adrift on a sea of emptiness;
Like two ships in search of that long-lost horizon.
Neither one knowing if their course leads east or west;
Neither one knowing where they’ll end or where they’d begun.
Then, like a beacon in the dark, I heard your voice, saw your light;
I checked my charts, plotted course and set sail
Into the distance, the darkness and into the night;
To set forth on a journey I knew mustn’t fail.
It didn’t take long for our paths to collide;