Freedom's Beat

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These 40 poems take you on a journey in search of freedom's beat, a fascinating rhythm, drumming in the distance. Everyone wants freedom. Can it be attained? More
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Words: 5,990
Language: English (New Zealand dialect)
ISBN: 9780473281472
About John Bryden

John writes poetry and prose on the search for inner freedom and social transformation.

Born in New Zealand, for most of his childhood in the 1960s he lived in Samoa with his family. Later he returned to New Zealand, and subsequently spent periods living in Australia and Singapore, before returning to New Zealand. In 2013 he moved to China.

Over the years, John has worked in various jobs related to writing and publishing, but recently he took up teaching English to Chinese adults and teenagers. His four children by a previous marriage, and one stepson, are grown and making their way in the world. He has two grandchildren.

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Review by: Jess44 on June 03, 2014 :
If I was asked which five words best describe John's collection of 40 poems they would be: uplifting, accessible, incisive, diverse and evocative. For the beginner poet, like myself, there's much to learn. From the delightfully-shaped 'Anvil' to the light-hearted, yet endearing 'Old Dog', to the moving 'Hallelujah', John writes with great sensitivity and elegance of a theme - Freedom - with which we can all identify at some level. I'm sure I will read this collection again and again.
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Review by: Lynette Thomas on April 26, 2014 :
John's poems reveal deep spiritual yearnings. His choice of words is deliberate and thoughtful and he shows a respect for the rhythm of language. All of us can relate to the themes he writes about, they are universal as well as personal. This is a very readable collection.
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Review by: kmully on April 25, 2014 :
I hear John's words as lyrics: beautiful pulse and thoughts. While I know little of poetry, I enjoyed each of these works.
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Review by: Ianus Christius on April 14, 2014 :
Fantasting lyrics that rise the will for a new life and so desired freedom, despite all the external problems.
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