Biography of John Knight
My name is John Knight I was born in Liverpool - The City of Culture in 1933. We have many fine Poets like Roger McGough and Mucisians like the Beatles and the Liverpool Philharmonic. It was great City to be brought up in. 'Scoucers' are very articulate and we have produced the best comedian in the World - Ken Dodd still going strong at 80! I am a Research Scientist - Biochemistry and a Lecturer. I have three children and eight grandchildren. I am interested in Art, Music, Poetry and Languages and Foreign Travel. I am interetsed in Science Fiction and the Spiritual Dimension.
John Knight's Works:
Nuffield A Level Science - Food Science (1968) . Mycological Chemistry - PhD Thesis - Nottingham University (1965) . Heart Drugs - ICI Publication for Schools (1968) . A New England Dream (Lulu 2007) . Third Planet from Alturia (SF - Self Published 2008) . America Unzipped - 25 States (Self Published 2002) America Unwrapped - Another 25 States (Self Published 2008) . A Pigment of my Imagination - Life of Edgar James Knight (Self Published 2006) Pure as Crystal - Strong as Steel - Life of Stephen James Knight (Self Published 2009) Dedicated to God and Science - Life of John Arthur Knight (Self Published 2005) . Alaskan Adventure (Self published 2008) The Baltic Saga (Self Published 2009) .
John Knight Poems
1118 Spanish Haikus
Spanish is very similar to Latin (from which it is derived) and Italian consequently Spanish Haikus also have an excellent 'voice' due to the vowel endings. Again I included some literal translations into English. SOLO Y CANSADO PERO TRAS LA VENTANA
In The Silence Of The Night
In the silence of the night I will come to you In the silence of the night I will lie with you
Seven Ages Of Woman
With Apologies to William Shakespeare All the world's a stage And all the Girls and Ladies merely players
Sense Of Spring
Spring is the loveliest season of them all, A source of life and love and gentle things, Reward for winter's frost and icy pall. A time when fledglings spread their tiny wings.
1119 German Haiku
German is an amazing language - because it is so so Germanic it always ahs an inbuilt authority. I went to Oberammagau in 2000 and when Jesus was castigating the money changers for desicarating The Temple (His Father's House) He sounded much more authoritative in German than in English. When you recite German Poetry you have to really mean it to get the full efect. Even if you can't speak German try saying the following Haikus and you will see what I mean. German is reasonably phonetic - except that 'W' is pronounced as 'V'. Because of the sentence structure of the German Language the English translation does not follow line for line. Because they have a common source many words in Eglish and German are very similar so I am sure you will easily recognise which line matches which! KUHLE LUFT WEHT AUF DER KLANG DER ABENDGLOCKE
A Special Kind Of Lady
How much do i appreciate you - My Special Lady? Let me count the ways the whys and the wherefores.
*701 Inequality Of Life
This poem is written in a classical form - OTTAVA RIMA. There are eight iambic lines. In this poem I have used iambic pentameter - ten syllables per line. There is a very strict rhyming pattern giving the poem vibrance and flow. a b a b a b c c then d e d e d e f f etc. I see trees of green and red roses bloom The air is so fresh and the sky is so blue
*008 Poems - Poems - Poems
Poems come and poems go There are hundreds every day Some move fast and some move slow And some just fade away.
*0007 Mad Hatters Tea Party
This poem is dedicated to MARGARET ALICE who (most days) takes on the persona of ALICE IN WONDERLAND to escape the mundaneness and boredom of the real World. Come to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party The table is set out under the trees
My April Love is always in my heart My April Love from me will ne'er depart. She always brings the 'Joy of Spring' to me, My April Love forever mine will be!
Thank You For Being An Angel
Thank you for being an Angel That's what the lady had said Her carrier had split and her fruit and her veg Had all on the pavement been shed!
My Brother In Heaven
I can't recover. The occasion after it's experienced, The time after it's moved on, The presence after the demise.
The Art Of True Love
The Art of Love is not to be confused with the Act of Making Love. The latter can sometimes be merely physical (especially for men) the former is Spiritual and involves the Heart the Mind and the Spirit.
1120 - Sisters Of Poemhunter
Sisters - look gently into the mirror You are glorious - Oh yes we can see Your complexions are so so beautiful Your eyes are the windows of your souls
Gilbert & Sullivan
I'm not a classic music snob - my tastes are cosmopolitan
Each music genre has its job - to keep the listener turnin' on.
Jazz, country, classics, rock and roll - I like the rhythm and the lyrics
They stir the music in my soul - they interchange acoustic physics!
The Beatles, Bach and Bacharach - I give each one attention,
Random is arranged my CD rack - critique's not my intention.
But even the most fickle buff - must have a predeliction
A choice form this acoustic stuff - a personal