T. S. Eliot said that we feel before we understand, so the more that we can energise language, through movement and voice colour - what I call 'pumping up the language' - the more that feelings will engage and understandings will follow.

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Mike Smith  - Rhythm & Rhyme  


 

Two 'first pages' from monthly poems in 'Why Do I Like John Clare?'

See bottom of page

Left, and below, are some of the  illustrations in the book, by Steph.

 

Right are some collated drawings, also in the book, by my late dad, Adam Blythe Smith, showing ordinary things made special.

Why Do I Like John Clare? by Mike Smith

 

Publ. 2018

 

Twelve monthly poetic engagements with John Clare's 'The Shepherd's Calendar' - and more - as they say!

£8 + £1 p&p. To order, please email

mikesmith@mypostoffice.co.uk

These first page extracts above show:

i) how each month is prefaced by an illustration;

ii) how John Clare's words (in blue) and my words (in black) coalesce on the page.

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Mike Smith

'Rhythm & Rhyme - With Time for a Song'

For audiences of all ages

Pump up the language!