From School of Flowers: The John Clare Poems --- Jeanette Lynes | Numéro Cinq
The poems here presented are absolutely fascinating, both poetically and in their subject matter --- Jeanette channels the 19th century English working class poet and madman John Clare who as the son of a farm labourer, a contemporary of Keats, and ended up dying in a lunatic asylum (what they called them in those days). This is limned beautifully in the inset bio not on the first poem below --- real wife/imaginary wife. Clare even imagined he was really William Shakespeare.