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John Garth Raubenheimer

(21/12/1947 / Johannesburg)

John Garth Raubenheimer
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Queen Vic, Johannesburg, breech birth. First of five children, I grew up under apartheid on a poultry farm run by my mother. My father was an inventor. He was BIG John, I was little John. He was a formidable man. My father and mother Lydia started off their life together as teachers, she of English, he of Maths and Science. Now, alone but among friends, in a small town in North Yorkshire, in my 66th year, I remember the love that flourished in our long, narrow house in Batten Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg. Bursting with people, relatives and friends, foster sisters and brothers, cousins, all came together in noisy celebration, warmed by my mother's indomitable, loving heart. She had time ... more »

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (3/6/2012 7:34:00 PM)

    I read some of your poems and find you a very sensitive poet who sees beyond what normal people perceive, as most poets are capable of. Beautiful people are those who went through suffering and trials in life, and they come out of it as gold.

  • Robinson Helela (12/8/2011 5:12:00 AM)

    u are an amazing poet.seemingly simple things turn out to be marvelous! that's y ur poems are great.

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