michael walker


michael walker
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I was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand.I went through the education system, all high school classes, and graduated from the Uiversity of Auckland with a BA and an MA degree. I taught English and French in a few NZ high schools from 1969 till 2006. I then had some experience teaching English to adults in a Language School. I am still doing part-time teaching at Avondale College. I travelled to England and Europe in the 1970s, and had a few poems published by Literary Arts Press, Los Angeles on my return. I only started writing poems again in 2012 after doing a computer course at New Lynn library. I
have lived for twenty-two years in West Auckland.I like reading poetry anthologies and ... more »

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Loneliness

('I am never less lonely than when I am alone.`Oscar Wilde.


Yes, I have been alone most of my life,
having started to live alone in my forties.
I had to learn all the housework skills,
of which cooking took a while to get right.

Yes, I have lived mostly in large cities,
where there may be more loneliness than small towns.
On most days, I see anonymous strangers,
who can, nevertheless, surprise me with a greeting.

I have done a lot of long-distance running lately,
although I miss the harriers and athletics club.
I find solitary walks promote...

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