Biography of John Knight
My name is John Knight I was born in Liverpool - The City of Culture in 1933. We have many fine Poets like Roger McGough and Mucisians like the Beatles and the Liverpool Philharmonic. It was great City to be brought up in. 'Scoucers' are very articulate and we have produced the best comedian in the World - Ken Dodd still going strong at 80! I am a Research Scientist - Biochemistry and a Lecturer. I have three children and eight grandchildren. I am interested in Art, Music, Poetry and Languages and Foreign Travel. I am interetsed in Science Fiction and the Spiritual Dimension.
John Knight's Works:
Nuffield A Level Science - Food Science (1968) . Mycological Chemistry - PhD Thesis - Nottingham University (1965) . Heart Drugs - ICI Publication for Schools (1968) . A New England Dream (Lulu 2007) . Third Planet from Alturia (SF - Self Published 2008) . America Unzipped - 25 States (Self Published 2002) America Unwrapped - Another 25 States (Self Published 2008) . A Pigment of my Imagination - Life of Edgar James Knight (Self Published 2006) Pure as Crystal - Strong as Steel - Life of Stephen James Knight (Self Published 2009) Dedicated to God and Science - Life of John Arthur Knight (Self Published 2005) . Alaskan Adventure (Self published 2008) The Baltic Saga (Self Published 2009) .
John Knight Poems
The Art Of True Love
The Art of Love is not to be confused with the Act of Making Love. The latter can sometimes be merely physical (especially for men) the former is Spiritual and involves the Heart the Mind and the Spirit.
A Special Kind Of Lady
How much do i appreciate you - My Special Lady? Let me count the ways the whys and the wherefores.
*655 God Is Great
O Mighty God - when I observe the wonder Of Nature's wealth created by your power I see the clouds - the lightning and the thunder Ensuing storm and sweet refreshing shower.
My April Love is always in my heart My April Love from me will ne'er depart. She always brings the 'Joy of Spring' to me, My April Love forever mine will be!
In The Silence Of The Night
In the silence of the night I will come to you In the silence of the night I will lie with you
*0007 Mad Hatters Tea Party
This poem is dedicated to MARGARET ALICE who (most days) takes on the persona of ALICE IN WONDERLAND to escape the mundaneness and boredom of the real World. Come to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party The table is set out under the trees
*701 Inequality Of Life
This poem is written in a classical form - OTTAVA RIMA. There are eight iambic lines. In this poem I have used iambic pentameter - ten syllables per line. There is a very strict rhyming pattern giving the poem vibrance and flow. a b a b a b c c then d e d e d e f f etc. I see trees of green and red roses bloom The air is so fresh and the sky is so blue
*808 Garnet Birthstone Of January
The garnet is a complicated and lesser known gemstone. There is a Family of Garnets (seven major classifications) and they are all very hard glassy silicates. They contain a variety of metals and have a wide colour range from black to colourless. Some rare forms of Garnet are more valuable than diamonds. Garnet - crystal structure rhombic Deep red - orange - yellow - purple
*930 Ruby Birthstone Of July
Perfect red trigonal crystals Mined in far Mong Su in Burma Carmine glowing inner fire Ruby red like haemoglobin
*4 Postman's Knock
I love the morning post - I love to hear the postman's knock I love to hear the letters dropp - I hope they don't contain a shock We take it all for granted - the morn - the mail - the man We write and post our letters - and pop them in the can
*807 Opal Birthstone Of October
Opals - gems with quartz-like structure Flash and sparkle rainbow colours Ancient eye stone - deep red fire stone Eastern Opals truth and faith stone
*0003 Still The Fight Goes On
This is a wane & wax poem - each line decreases from 10 to 1 syllables and then increases again for 1 - 10. The last line of the wane phase becomes the first line of the wax phase. The resulting poem has an elegant shape and symmetry. Still the fight goes on nothing is resolved and all these conflicts have been in vain
*940 Pearl Birthstone Of June
Pain produces perfect pearl For pearls are not just mineral Aphrodisiacal oysters Provide perfect pearls - pre-packaged!
*008 Poems - Poems - Poems
Poems come and poems go There are hundreds every day Some move fast and some move slow And some just fade away.
It was on my list of things
To see, before I went to Glory!
Things volcanic, things majestic
Things natural - like Old Faithful.
Like an overgrown schoolboy
I ticked them off in a scuffy
Home-made eye-spy book
I started fifty years ago!