Come What May

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Poems "from a beautiful mind, and also a tough mind" Kitty Ferguson's review, on Amazon, of his 2009 collection Once again Henry Disney offers the reader a collection ranging across some childhood memories, youthful military service in Cyprus, his varied experience as a scientist of repute (in Belize, Cameroon, Yorkshire and Cambridge), reflections on people and situations, political comment, his love for his late wife, delight in his family, his enjoyment of nature, and much else; all viewed within the context of his hard headed Christian faith that is more concerned with how we respond to situations and people encountered than with dogma. Compassion, psychological insight and humour are essential ingredients of diverse poems that repay reading again and again. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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About the author

Born in 1938, Henry Disney is the author or co-author, of more than 550 scientific publications on insects and author of 8 previous collections of poems. The latter reflect his varied experience, including active military service in Cyprus, medical entomology in Belize and Cameroon, running a field centre and nature reserve in Yorkshire and being a research fellow at Cambridge University, where he still works in his 'retirement'. He was co-founder and co-editor of the first 31 titles of the acclaimed Naturalists' Handbooks series. He has served on a planning committee, on WHO committees and church committees, as well as being a church warden. More important than all the above, he is a father and grandfather, but his late wife died the year before they were due to celebrate their Golden Wedding. She was the love of his life.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
Mar 10, 2014
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Pages
314
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ISBN
9781782283331
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / General
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This collection of stirring verses gathers into a single volume previously unpublished poems primarily concerned with musings about the author’s Christian faith–a faith which is neither facile nor sentimental–a faith which is less concerned with abstract doctrine than with living out the Gospel in every day living and in how one relates to the variety of people one encounters. Topics include family life, human nature, politics, an earnest faith and a variety of poignant situations. These poems ranging from a few verses to more lengthy pieces are all sincerely and skilfully crafted, and are designed to enrich, edify and empower. The verses are as challenging as ever, and they cover the poet’s varied experience and encounters with a diversity of people. These poems shine a critical, but compassionate, light on contemporary people and events. These poems are, to borrow a phrase “from a beautiful mind, and also a tough mind." The author is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and author of more than 550 scientific publications. He served on the planning authority for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is co-founder and co-editor of the acclaimed Naturalists' Handbooks series. Otherwise he is a father and grandfather. All the above and more are reflected in these skilfully crafted and sometimes thought provoking poems. This eighth collection of poems by Henry Disney is intended as an In Memoriam for his wife, Audrey, who died unexpectedly in 2012. The title is taken from Jean Holloway's great hymn - LORD, WE COME TO ASK YOUR HEALING, TEACH US OF LOVE. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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