Biography of Peter Hall
Hall is Australian born, but calls Scotland home. He is a poet, a songwriter, musician, accountant, pastor, follower of Jesus Christ, son, husband, father, sports lover and coffee drinker.
Hall says 'poetry is about communicating 'what is' and 'what could be', or 'what should be' '.
Hall's poetry influences are from a 'melting pot' of Australian and British cultures and writers. Being Australian born, his early work was influenced by the Australian 'bush poets'; Henry Lawson and 'Banjo' Paterson. Hence the rhythmic nature of his early poetry. However, since relocating to Scotland, his work moved away from the 'bush poetry' style to the 'free-verse' style of the British poets such as Seamus Heaney and Highland poet; Sorley Maclean.
However, most of his content is based on his work as a Prison Chaplain and Pastor. If it's not a Spiritual poem, his work reflects his landscape he finds himself in.
- Identity controls behaviour
- Learning from mistakes
- After the rain
- The force of nature
- The humanist funeral
- Blood In, Blood Out
- A Time To Die
- The Eyes
- Glass Ceiling
- London's burning
- That's good, that's bad
- Pride - the master of disguise
- Black dog
Wisdom has its way
A warm summer's day at a freshly mown park
Hearing kids smile and hearing dogs bark
I sit and enjoy at a bench made of wood
I think about God and how He is so good.
A few yards away at another park bench
A couple were talking, as their fists are clenched
30 minutes full, of argument and rancor
Highlight their pain, their hurt and their anger.