Reiteration

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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"Henry Disney's is, to borrow a phrase, a beautiful mind, and also a tough mind." So wrote Kitty Ferguson in her review of his sixth collection. This seventh collection of poems reinforces this perception. His delight in nature, ideas and humanity is never sentimental. His poems are as challenging as ever as he ranges over his varied experience and encounters with a diversity of people. Topics include being on active service in Cyprus in his youth, his deep commitment to his scientific work and evolution, his hard headed Christian faith, his occasional forensic work, his grandchildren, politics and a variety of situations. Ranging from limericks to a poem of more than 100 lines, all are skilfully crafted and, even when handling specialized notions, are never obscure. The range of topics covered and variety of styles aim to communicate, to challenge on occasions but above all to give pleasure. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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Henry Disney was born in Dorset in 1938. On leaving school in 1957 he did his National Service in the Royal Artillery. He read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. He was then Assistant Warden of the Flatford Mill Field Centre in Suffolk. He married the Centre's secretary, Audrey. He was then the Medical Entomologist at the Dermal Leishmaniasis Research Unit in British Honduras (Belize). His research was mainly on the ecology of sandflies (Phlebotominae) and mammals in relation to a parasitic infection contracted by people working in the rainforest. He returned to Bristol University to study for a Certificate in Education, then joined the MRC as the Medical Entomologist at the Helminthisasis Research Unit in Cameroon. Henry has been writing poetry since he was a teenager at school. He continues his research on the natural history, taxonomy and evolution of world scuttle flies at Cambridge University's Department of Zoology.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
May 5, 2011
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Pages
142
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ISBN
9781907728143
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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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