Lifescan Viv Griffiths

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Published: January 31st 2013

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Lifescan  by  Viv Griffiths

Lifescan by Viv Griffiths
January 31st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 84 pages | ISBN: | 5.23 Mb

I call this anthology Lifescan because the poems included follow my journey through a now quite long and varied life.I began writing verse when a deck hand in the Merchant Navy during the 1950s and in 1977 The Marine Society brought out a bookMoreI call this anthology Lifescan because the poems included follow my journey through a now quite long and varied life.I began writing verse when a deck hand in the Merchant Navy during the 1950s and in 1977 The Marine Society brought out a book entitled’ Voices from the Sea’, which is a collection of seafarers poems over fifty years.

It contains two of my poems 1am proud to say, and I was invited up to London, along with other seamen poets, to recite these before an audience of academics and ship owners on the famous clipper ship Cutty Sark.Alas, the College of the Sea’, which encouraged such enterprises, has long since ceased to exist along with the British Merchant Navy.

The economic sub structure dictates the social structure in Marxist terminology and it seems to me that we have had American fiscal fascism dominating us for decades while other peoples have taken a long term route that is superior for the general well being of the majority of the population.Of course, you can be too parochial as well as is the case here in Wales where literary grants and publications are dominated by a chronic cronyism that makes me ashamed to be Welsh, and to make things worse: these characters assume the trendy left wing stance!To come down off the soapbox: many of the pieces included here reflect my own experiences, while others are not empirical at all.Uncle Tal though did exist and was my mothers brother who perished with so many others in the 1914 - 18 war.

His namesake: the great Welsh poet, Taliesin. He wrote that he was the child of the summer stars, thus anticipating scientific theory by fourteen hundred years.



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