Welcome to the LYRIC POETRY of

 

Welcome to the LYRIC POETRY of

DOSSHOUSE BLUES

by John O'Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Links to the files of which follow the video and brief introduction below:-

 

 

My first real collection of poems, written on and off during 1973-5, reflects the lyricism and formal simplicity of youth, showing the influence of poets like Rimbaud, Ezra Pound, Adrian Henri, and Doors lead singer Jim Morrison on my formative years as a writer. - A modest but by no means insignificant start to my literary vocation, which began pleasantly enough in the semi-rural environs of Merstham, Surrey before progressing, with this title, first to Finsbury Park and then to Crouch End in north London (where I got the inspiration for the title poem), Dosshouse Blues will intrigue and even console those of a sensitive disposition who have personal experience of solitary life in cheap urban lodgings. - John O'Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

GOD'S SACRIFICE

 

SONG OF THE VICAR'S DAUGHTER

 

UNREQUITED LOVE

 

THE LOVERS' DREAM

 

SOLICITATION

 

A VINDICATION

 

REGRET

 

TO A PAINTING

 

WISHFUL THINKING

 

DESIRE

 

THE UNIVERSAL SONG OF LIFE

 

SONG OF THE LONESOME DRIFTER

 

THEY TAKE THE LETTERS

 

TRIBUTE

 

COMPLAINT

 

CIRCUMSTANCES

 

DOSSHOUSE BLUES

 

FANTASY

 

CONFESSIONS

 

I ENTER SONG

 

HER SMILE

 

REQUIEM

 

DREAM POEM

 

PATOIS

 

CANDLE

 

SCENE FROM THE CONFESSIONAL

 

THE POET AT A PARTY

 

THE POET AND HIS SOLITUDE

 

THE POET AND HIS SPLEEN

 

THE POET AND HIS LOVE

 

THE POET ON A STREET

 

THOUGHTS

 

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DOSSHOUSE BLUES (paperback version)

ABSTRACTS

CONTEMPLATIONS 1

 

TEXT LINKS

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O'Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split partly due to his mother's Aldershot origins (her father, a Presbyterian from Donegal, had served in the British Army), he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who, with the death of her Aldershot-based husband, had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence from Athenry) in the mid-50s and, having had the benefit of private tuition from a Catholic priest, subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's RC schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, he went on to attend first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, and then Carshalton High School for Boys, where he ultimately became a sixth-form prefect. Upon leaving high school in pre-GCSE era 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved up to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, one of which was at Ivor Mairants Music Centre on Rathbone Place, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) an ABRSM piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues. After a brief flirtation with English and History at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he was then living, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, not the least of which had to do with the depressing consequences of an enforced return to north London, he left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, during which time he added some computer-related NVQs to his other qualifications, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Logan's Influence (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and False Pretences (1982). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned more than seventy titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2) Maximum Truth (1993), The Soul of Being (1998), Point Omega Point (2002), The Dialectics of Synthetic Attraction (2004), The Centre of Truth (2009), Musings of a Superfluous Man (2011) and, more recently, Atoms and Pseudo-Atoms (2014), The Black Notebooks (2015), and Black Sabbaticals (2015). John O'Loughlin is a life-long bachelor who has lived at various addresses in the London borough of Haringey since 1974.

 

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