Douglas Thornton is a poet and English teacher living in France. He has published a book of poetry (Woodland Poems) and a collection of prose (Seasons Of Mind) while currently maintaining a website: www.fromapoet.com. He has also published notable translations of the poetry of Andre Chenier and Catullus.
This is the work of someone who has tried to gain insight into the growth of his mind by observance of the things that affect it. It was composed during the years 2011-2012 in the silent hours at a desk, or in some instances, in the middle of a field, but always bearing towards that idea of setting forth an interpretation of the poetic spirit.