Keith Shorrocks Johnson

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Keith Shorrocks Johnson
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I am an Economist and Public Policy Analyst by profession who has worked in over 25 countries during a 40-year career. In 1991, I settled in Wellington, New Zealand, having lived and worked in the Philippines for the previous seven years. Nowadays I am largely a house-husband and the principal carer for 2 small sons. As I am semi-retired from policy work, I write extensively in my spare time. more »

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul(10/24/2018 4:43:00 AM)

    On behalf of all fellow poets, PH family and our Mahakul family we offer a title of honour to poet Keith Johnson born on 9th June 1944 in Cheshire, England and lives in Wellington, New Zealand as, Authentic Audacity. From today onward he will be known as Authentic Audacity Keith Johnson. We hope all visitors and poets will like this. This title is offered to him due his perseverance and notable contribution in literature. He is an Economist and Public Policy Analyst.

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  • Keith Johnson Wellington Nz Keith Johnson Wellington Nz(5/27/2018 8:02:00 PM)

    Happy to report that Jake Gyllenhaal liked my poem about his sister Maggie.

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  • Joseph Walden(9/11/2014 11:14:00 PM)

    I liked the rhythm of the poem

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Best Poem of Keith Shorrocks Johnson


Every man who has a serviceable soul
Is not whole but contains a chimera
The twin girl child of his earliest youth
Whose emotions live on enveloped.

[No doubt it is the same for woman
With the polarities and negatives
Reversed - the ambivalent Sappho singing
Of the imperishable hero Achilles.]

But as manhood rises, the she-soul fades
Trapped in the frame of masculinity
Though she is never wholly transmuted
Whispering as she does of lost divinity

Singing softly from the mind's shades
Of the perils of mortality and eternity:
A shadow of His ...

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