Visit http://johndwmacdonald.com Hailing from centuries of sea-going adventurers and hand-loom weavers – John confidently navigates, focuses on and blends issues – simple and complex – that are important for the individual in the world. He links with other poets and photographers, juxtaposing their posts and his own – his site is full of insight and delight in the sheer glory of word and image – gained through many unique explorations of the world. And this explosion of experience has only just begun!
John’s photo-poems include:
- Make way for the Boys - about our abandoned sons
- Well Francesco – On what St Francis might think about the world today
- If night holds no light
- Tonight the News is Light
- Luck is no Lady
- Peace of the world
- Good-Bye Now My Brother
- The freedom of Time
‘Good Bye Now My Brother’ has just been published in Chilean News – magazine of the Anglo-Chilean Society. Other future posts will be translations from the Russian of Pushkin and Lermontov’s poetry, which have been published in the Scottish poetry magazine -Chapman and are real and delightful poems in their own right.
Postings from very talented but as yet less-published international poet bloggers are a new and developing component. These already include:
- Reclusewritings – Site of Brian Looney
- Nothing Hurt
John’s photo-journeys aim to re-conceive the way we see the world before us. These include:
- Extraordinary Rail
- Duck and Frond
- Beyond the Forth Rail Bridge
- Profile of a Son of the Sea
- On Mobile Photography
- Beyond the Brewery, which links to the site of Peter Burnet
Other postings include political satire namely: The New Flora Macdonald comments on what she considers to be more ridiculous Scottish myths and Tom Pride’s rippling satires on the characters who populate Britain’s political events.
A recent posting sumarises questions about the validity of Socialism and the Individual. This site is set to grow and become a vehicle for commentary on the individual, society and world. “Follows” are invited -comments will invariably be answered – and many dialogues will be developed – leading to new postings and shared insights. This is a lively wiry blend of creativity and commentary – a fitting face for humanity in our electric age!