Garfield Taylor brings us a beautiful, uplifting selection of nostalgic poems
His poetry in White Horses has been inspired by places that he’s lived in the North of England
Set mainly in the north of England, White Horses is a delightful selection of nostalgic poems, bursting with vivid descriptions of everything from the local flora and fauna to the sea, beloved rivers and streams from the author’s youth, humorous takes on the game of cricket, and lighthearted anecdotes in an extravagant style reminiscent of the Romantic poets.
‘I dreamed I saw a white horse
That charged across the sea;
Its mane was streaming in the flow,
Its path was symmetry.’
Although Northumberland and Yorkshire and Garfield Taylor’s hometown of Scarborough feature widely, Cornwall, Cumbria, Lancashire, and even Italy make cameo appearances.
Reminiscent of the work of romantic poets, Garfield places a strong emphasis on evocative, vivid descriptions. White Horses will appeal to those with an interest in native flora.
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Garfield Taylor grew up in Corbridge, a village on the river Tyne in Northumberland. He attended Sedbergh School, Cumbria, and following that, Rutherford College in Newcastle. He then joined Lloyds Banks, gaining his AIB (Associate of the Institute of Bankers) and working in various branches in northeast England. He is now retired and lives in Scarborough, dedicating his time to seeing family members, motoring, and writing poetry. Review copies of White Horses are available on request.
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