~~April 7, 2014~~
This world of blogging is a wonderful one.
Since I started my journey here, I have found so many wonderful and talented human beings. I consider this proverbial journey of continued education. Every day I learn something new. Every day I do research for my own postings. The learning never stops.
While searching for this information and knowledge, we frequently find bloggers from all corners of the world and you connect. These connections can be short-lived, others are essentially superficial and others can be connections for live.
We share information, news, emotions and personal experiences.
Since I began this journey, I connected with a wonderful man from Swindon. This is a large town within the Borough of Swindon and ceremonial county of Wiltshire, in South West England. It is midway between Bristol, 40 miles (64 km) to the west and Reading, 40 miles (64 km) to the east. London is 81 miles (130 km) to the east. In the 2011 census, the population of the built-up area of Swindon was 185,609. The larger borough had a population of 209,000, including the small town o f Highworth and village of Wroughton, an increase of 16.2% since 2001.
Swindon was named an Expanded Town under the Town Development Act 1952 and this led to a major increase in its population.Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Swindon Borough Council, is a unitary authority independent of Wiltshire Council since 1997. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. ‘Swindon is home to STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works’.
Without further ado, his name is:
You can find him here: http://theboipoet.wordpress.com/
~~~In his own words~~
“I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jem is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
I am a neo-formalist poet preferring to write in meter and form than free verse but I am beginning to learn to relax and let the feel and sound of words take over rather than be dictated to by rigid rules and structure. However I will still argue that a sonnet without consistent iambic meter ain’t a sonnet and Lewis Turco’s Book of Form is never far from me.
I am a moderator and contributor to the poetic forum Tir na nog, I considers it a great pleasure to have worked with Terry Clitheroe and the Tir poets to bring the wonder of poetry out of the elitist, artisan world to a wider and more global audience.
I am also the author of two chapbooks and an anthology of poems. I am currently working on my second collection of poetry and a collection of sonnets in memory of the late poet Ivor Hogg.
Life is a journey – go where it takes you and live it.”
Here you have it.
A Blog Follower Badge has been created for Jeremy Farmer. I urge you to visit his “spot” and click the follow button. This way, you won’t miss any of his wonderfully touching “musings” and poem.
Once you do, take the badge and proudly display it on the sidebar of your blog.
That’s what I’m doing next!
I’m proud to say that I know Jeremy personally, we “talk” on a regular basis and I consider him my personal friend. And, I think, he likes cats!
We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!!
We ALL are ONE!!