John Bliven Morin
Biography of John Bliven Morin
I was born in CT but raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The first poems of mine selected for publication appeared in the now defunct literary magazine De Novo (Tampa, FL) in the mid-'50s. While continuing to write verses and some prose over the years, I didn't concentrate on poetry until retiring in 1994. Since then, I've had numerous poems published, some in the U.S. but more in the U.K. As for my style of writing, I've been described as a 19th century poet in a 21st century world. I think that's entirely appropriate!
John Bliven Morin's Works:
1968: Contributed material and two illustrations to: The Life Cycle, Pauline K. Persing, , U. Georgia.7th Grade Anthropology Textbook.
1972: Contributed to: The Filipino Imnmigrant Child, A Handbook for Teachers, Anna Teruya & Jerilyn Wong, U. Hawaii.
1978: Ma'akua Gulch, Hau'ula, Oahu, site survey; with Dovey Steer, U. Hawaii.
1979: Pottery Descriptions, A Bibliography of Ceramic Archaeology, U. Hawaii.
1987: Sea-Lords of Gondor, John Bliven Morin, Iron Crown Enterprises, publisher.
1988: The Shadow-Hand of All-Power (sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings.)
1995: Carcosa (screenplay) Pali Productions, Publisher.
Sherlock Holmes in Hawaii (novella) .
1997: Jimmy and The Night Marchers (one act play) Pali Productions, Publisher.
1997: The Eyes of Oclanoc and Other Tales, Other Hands, publisher.
2005: The Many Faces of Blithian (poetry collection) Pali Productions, Publisher.
2008: Spooky Blithian (poetry and short stories) Pali Productions, Publisher
John Bliven Morin Poems
Daedalus And Icarus, Page 1 Of 2
Daedalus watched the birds on high, And wished that he could also fly; But he did more than wish, bright man, He studied wings and made a plan.
The Trojan War In A Nutshell, Page 1 Of ...
Paris, visiting Mycenae, Spotted Helen, the city’s queenie; She spotted him; the sparks they flew; Her hubby, Menelaus, never knew,
The Princess Rapunzel lived high in a tower, Where a wicked old witch had once placed her, And day after day, from hour to hour, Deep boredom and lonliness faced her.
Ode To Pizza
Sausage and onions, And deep mozzerella, Ground beef and mushrooms Make life vita bella;
The Bear And The Bunny
Once there was a lonely bear, Who lived in the land of I-Don’t-Care; Who did what he did With a shuffle and a shrug,
The Tiny Family
Down past the roses in the flow'ring dell live a very tiny family in a walnut shell; You may pass them by and never know, for they're very, very small in their bungalow.
The Ballad Of Anne Bonny, Page 1 Of 2
“Drain the bowl, each fearless soul! Let the world wag as it will; Let the heavens howl, the devil growl, Drain the bowl, and fill! ”
The Night Before Samhain
‘Twas the night before Samhain And through Usher’s flat, Not a creature was stirring, Not even a bat.
“You’re drunk again, George.” “That’s my own affair.” “You’ll wake up the kid.” “I don’t friggin’ care.”
Masochistic Foods, Sadistic Cook
CREAM: 'Whip me! Whip me! ' CHEESE: 'Slice me! Slice me! '
The Standing Stones
Who will go where the standing stones stand, when the fog rolls in and covers the land, when the moon is hidden in a cloudy sky, and the night is as dark as a raven's eye,
67131The Day The heat is oppressing, coming in waves, and with it, the dust which blows as hot as the summer wind which carries it.
Reflections On Genetic Engineering
When they crossed an orange with a tangerine long ago, They wisely called the resultant new fruit a “tangelo.”
The Trojan War In A Nutshell, Page 3 Of ...
Eventually, Odysseus, with the Fates, Devized a way to breach the gates Of Troy by means of a wooden horse, Full of warriors, or course;
The U.S.O. Show
Slowly the mumbling soldiers file
in and sit at the U.S.O.,
Hoping to find a forgotten smile
In the dance and music of the show.
All attending, REMFs and Brass,
Applauding, cheering, laughing hard;
And while they sit there on the grass,
The Grunt is on perimeter guard.