Let there be light

Visions of the celestial vaults appear in some form in all of my novels. The cosmos is an inspiration for my poetry too:


Solar Leaps

a pouring of red gold

tipped from the setting sun

guided by the mirror

of the lake and held by

the surface of the moon

reflected in the sea

About garth

I'm an indie author ardently writing fiction and you’ll notice a leaning towards Egypt. The book in the cooker right now is called The River Through. Hatsepsut features strong as an ancient enigma bringing her people back to pure after a sullying occupation by the Hyksos. I like these desert ancestors who dragged great chunks of stone for miles to build runways for god. Religion was a major preoccupation always. Magic was mixed in, sometimes called miracles. Christian and Hebrew testaments carried it over. Egyptians weren’t bothered with a history list based on sequential record keeping so there are numerous and bewildering gaps. A definite plus for the fiction writer. (Colouring in the spaces.) Bio: I am very tall and many people call me a freak (and laugh) so a slight chip on the shoulder but thick skinned - not impervious. Lots of short people out there who aren’t pleased to be little too. Given the choice, I’d keep length. Upbringing I am thankful because, during my life I have found many people who weren't so blessed so thanks mum and dad for pulling me out of the lucky dip. Two sisters and a brother, all of them cleverer than me or so they think. A wife who loves me - thanks Gill xxxx Two daughters, a yoga teacher and a nurse who don't quite hate me but we are moving in that direction as I tread heavier with advice. Lovely grandchildren who will develop into super beings if they maintain the current progress. A cat called Squeezely who has finally learned to evacuate his bowels outside. Buster the darling dog with a sensitive way and an over-exuberance for affection but we all let him take us down for licking. He's big. Occupation: Education first: Good military school that chased out the bad in me I can tell you. No-one put a polish on a boot better but it was enjoyable in retrospect. Not at the time though. Art college next and enlightenment - the world was a better place afterwards. Self employed antique furniture and restoration - very enjoyable and fulfilling but not overflowing financially. We did okay and we prospered.
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6 Responses to Let there be light

  1. Oza says:

    I love the ‘let there be light’ part a lot..
    I am not very big on poetry mainly because I find it hard to comprehend..
    This fear also made me distance myself from it.. But lately I’ve been feeling this urge inside me to read em and feel em..
    If you were to tell Someone like me, how to begin with this understanding poetry (at a beginner’s lever) what would you suggest?
    I am being honest here, I hope i haven’t offended or anything..

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    • garthmr says:

      I never liked poetry either, mostly because it was shoved down my throat in school and used as a punishment –learn this by next week or else. Then when I was older I read this poem: How sharp as a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.
      It hit me because I was feeling guilty about family stuff at that time and it made me look round the corner rather than dead ahead
      Words are mighty and I’ve read lots of enlightening poems since then. I’ve read a lot of rubbish too (and written some) but there is gold sometimes like this one: The force that through the green fuse, drives the flower …..
      It’s so beautiful as a description of nature acting like a firework
      You’ve got a power with words. Your random is poetic and I bet a lot of stars come your way. I like these blogging stars – it’s good to be read by other people and it makes me feel good
      Serpent is Shakespeare
      Flower is Dylan Thomas

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  2. Beautiful poetry!!! I loved the experience of your sunset using words…


    • garthmr says:

      Thanks for liking me. I enjoyed your blog and your little photographer getting involved in a photo shoot is so cute. She’ll be up for an Oscar if she keeps it up. Your blog is peace and goodness.

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  3. Vibrant says:

    Hello Garth,
    It’s a beautiful poem and a wonderful picture!
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.


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