David Stephens

Rookie (June 6 1944 / London)

Biography of David Stephens

I was born on D-Day, the youngest child of a militant Welsh ex-coal miner and a Brixton-born merchant sea-woman and laundry worker. Afte leaving school at 15 I worked at many jobs in many places: long-distance lorry driver, clerk, labourer, community worker, film researcher, archaelogist and magazine editor among them. As a mature student I studied media design at Plymouth Art achool and, later, Early Modern History at the University of Wales. I am now doing historical research for another film and co-writing the script.

David Stephens's Works:

LOSING THE LANGUSGE - POEMS 1966-2006
including Classical Chinese Poetry
from the Zhou Dynasty (1122-256BC)
to the Song Dynasties (969-1279AD) re-interpreted.

Published by WordWorkers' Press, November 2007

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The Nature Of Poetry

They told him he was too introspective,
that he should write more about nature;
so he pondered on the poetry of nature
and on the nature of poetry.

They told him to go out and look at a tree
then write a poem from the experience;
so he pondered on the nature of experience
and on distinguishing word from thing.

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