Biography of Jez Farmer
I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
I am a neo-formalist poet preferring to write in meter and form than free verse but I am beginning to learn to relax and let the feel and sound of words take over rather than be dictated to by rigid rules and structure. However I will still argue that a sonnet without consistent iambic meter ain’t a sonnet and Lewis Turco’s Book of Form is never far from me.
I am a moderator and contributor to the poetic forum Tir na nog, I considers it a great pleasure to have worked with Terry Clitheroe and the Tir poets to bring the wonder of poetry out of the elitist, artisan world to a wider and more global audience.
I am also the author of two chapbooks and an anthology of poems. I am currently working on my second collection of poetry and a collection of sonnets in memory of the late poet Ivor Hogg
Life is a journey – go where it takes you and live it
Jez Farmer Poems
All’s Quiet On Ullswater
The shore road waits, silently trailing mist Where heaven and earth in a breath exist. The path around the hidden away bays That leads my memory to Silver Point
A Year And A Day
It was agreed in a day and a year That Pwyll should return to fight without fear. For a year and one day, they swapped places, Their form, spirit and looks they exchanged, they did;
A Year And A Day
It was agreed in a day and a year
That Pwyll should return to fight without fear.
For a year and one day, they swapped places,
Their form, spirit and looks they exchanged, they did;
No soul could tell, nor those who knew their faces.
But how would Pwyll know Havgan, Arawn’s foe,
‘The date is fixed, a year tonight, we meet’
The King explained ‘as me, you, he will know!
One swipe of sword, will bring Havgan’s defeat