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.
- The real wasteland -new-
- The Veil -new-
- Christianity is -new-
- The road home from Glasgow airport -new-
- Where the grass is greener -new-
- 12,000 miles sounds closer -new-
- Estranged in the mind -new-
- Highland laddie
- Because such is life
- The drone of the bagpipes
- The marrow of the soul
- Eternal Security
- The outcast weeps
- Identity controls behaviour
- Learning from mistakes
- After the rain
- A Time To Die
- Glass Ceiling
- The Eyes
- Pride - the master of disguise
- Blood In, Blood Out
- That's good, that's bad
- Climb The Learning Curve Of Gratitude
- Black dog
- Highland clearances or human clearances?
- Fighting Territory
The black dog has started barking
Old memories have started tracking
Emotions that again start descending.
What woke the black dog out of sleep?
That makes this pain run so deep?
My sandy eyes begin to weep.
When the black dog comes, here's the task