Welcome to the POETRY of

 

Welcome to the COLLECTED LYRIC POETRY of

IN DISGUISE

by John O'Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

 

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

 

Drawn from several previous volumes, this collection of lyric poetry, comprised of rhymed poems and free verse, dates from the early 1970s and reveals the slow growth, out of a conventionally youthful romanticism, of a philosophical-cum-ideological approach to poetry which became characteristic of all my literary work in the 1980s, as though transitional to an uninhibitedly philosophical phase of writings to come which would leave even philosophical literature, including fiction, severely in the lurch.  Therefore there is a sense in which these poems strain towards philosophy as though towards my true destiny in writing, while yet retaining certain poetic values and tendencies which I was not, at that time, in a position to wholeheartedly reject from a morally or culturally superior vantage-point, as from the standpoint of one who had ‘seen through’ poetry and its ‘right’ to certain limitations.  In retrospect, I find many of these poems ideologically and intellectually specious or, at the very least, suspect; but I would not have got beyond this stage of my literary evolution without having gone through it in the first place, and some of them, I have to admit, still impress me with their boldness, imaginative flair, spiritual insightfulness, and sheer poetic insolence.  They may not be the wings upon which I have since grown accustomed to flying, but at least they enabled me to get off the ground and intimate of places and states of being which no purely mundane or overly romantic approach to poetry would even envisage, never mind set out for in the first place!  In that respect, they are an integral part of a steady climb to rarer and finer latitudes of the mind, and should therefore be read as a means to a higher end, rather than as a final statement on any of the subjects to which they purport to demonstrate some special knowledge.  Yes, I took poetry pretty seriously in the early 1970s and then again, after the best part of a decade, in the early-to-mid 80s, but had that not been the case the results would not have been nearly so impressive or seemingly conclusive. – 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 TRINITY

 

EVOLUTION

 

NO GOD

 

THE LEADERS

 

THE PEOPLE

 

MAN

 

TRANSCENDENTAL MAN

 

THE SUPERMAN

 

THE SUPERBEING

 

SPIRITUAL GLOBES

 

STRESSING THE ESSENTIAL

 

WHY THE STATE WITHERS

 

MAKING MORE EQUAL

 

POST-ATOMIC

 

POINTS 1-10

 

EVOLUTIONARY PRESSURES

 

THE HIGHER POET

 

ELECTRON FREEDOM

 

EITHER/OR

 

SELF-JUDGEMENT

 

THE ULTIMATE ESSENCE

 

BRIGHT AND DARK

 

MORE GOD THAN MAN

 

SYNTHESIZED VOICE

 

DISPELLING A FUTURISTIC MYTH

 

ILLUSION AND TRUTH

 

A TRUE FIGHT

 

THE DIVINE RIGHT

 

AN ABSOLUTE SOVEREIGNTY

 

CENTRO-COMPLEXIFICATION

 

INDEPENDENT MIND

 

QUESTIONS

 

BLESSED COLD

 

MERITOCRATIC AFFAIRS

 

SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

 

MORAL JUDGEMENT

 

THE REAL OBSTACLE

 

SUPERSEX

 

ALTERNATIVE SUPERSEX

 

INDIRECT APPROACH

 

LAST-DITCH CONSERVATISM

 

SUPERNATURAL SYNTHESIZER

 

ANTINATURAL ART

 

SUPERNATURAL ART

 

SUPRA-NATURAL ART

 

REALIST ART

 

ANTINATURAL LITERATURE

 

SUPERNATURAL LITERATURE

 

ATOMIC DICHOTOMY

 

RELATIVE ATOMS

 

A RELATIVISTIC ABSOLUTISM

 

BARTER

 

VOUCHERS

 

MONEY

 

ABOVE MONEY

 

SUPERNATURAL PITCH

 

SPIRITUAL INTIMATIONS

 

BEYOND CHRISTIANITY

 

LAST JUDGEMENT

 

SALVATION FROM

 

THEOCRATIC CONVOY

 

NUCLEAR FISSION

 

THE MODERN DEATH

 

HIGHER VOICE

 

LITERARY AND PURE

 

IDEOLOGICAL DISTINCTIONS

 

GODLESS STATE

 

CLASS EVOLUTION

 

POST-ATOMIC AND FREE ELECTRON

 

REPUBLIC AND CENTRE

 

LEADER'S THEOCRACY

 

FREE THOUGHT

 

EMOTION AND WILL

 

BRAIN AND MIND

 

RACIAL DICHOTOMY

 

IDEOLOGUES

 

MILLENNIAL EVOLUTION

 

A PROTOTYPE

 

WORK AND PLAY

 

FROM BALLOONS TO CHOPPERS

 

SHIRTS

 

SHAM OR GENUINE

 

SPIRITUAL WEALTH

 

TRANSCENDENTALLY CLASSLESS

 

CLASS ART

 

ART EVOLUTION

 

PARADOXICAL FALL

 

HYBRID ARTS

 

MAIN AND SUBORDINATE

 

TRUE AND FALSE

 

WAVICLE PROGRESS

 

COITAL DICHOTOMY

 

MORAL PARADOX

 

TRINITARIAN PERIODS

 

CIVILIZATION

 

PASSING PHASE

 

SIDECAR

 

LESSER AND GREATER

 

RADICAL ANTITHESIS

 

BEYOND MAN

 

THEORY AND PRACTICE

 

FROM EVIL TO GOOD

 

FATHER AND MOTHER

 

SUPER AND SUPRA

 

SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY

 

TREES

 

LESS GOOD BUT STILL GOOD

 

LOVES

 

SUPERFICIAL PARALLEL

 

HISTORICAL VALUE

 

ULTIMATE CLASS

 

SMOKING POLITICS

 

DOPE SMOKING

 

DRINKING AND SMOKING

 

SMOKING AND SNIFFING

 

DUAL CELEBRATION

 

INTIMATION

 

FREAKS

 

DISCS AND TAPES

 

CENTRIST EVOLUTION

 

GIVE AND TAKE

 

TELEVISION AND VIDEO

 

SEASONS

 

THEOCRACY FULL-BLOWN

 

LITERARY PROGRESS

 

CENTRIST FREEDOM

 

ULTIMATE CENTRIST FREEDOM

 

ECONOMIC DISTINCTIONS

 

PROTONS AND ELECTRONS

 

OVERCOMING MAN

 

ALLEGIANCES

 

CHURCH AND STATE

 

CHURCH ABSOLUTISM

 

SPORT

 

OMEGA MILLENNIUM

 

BEHIND AND BEYOND

 

MARRIAGE

 

MONEY WEALTH

 

LIVING DEATH

 

SPENGLER

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

SOCIAL THEOCRACY

 

ANTI-LIFE

 

MEANS TO ENDS

 

CIVILIZED AND BARBARIC

 

CENTRIST ART AND SEX

 

SAVED FROM THINKING

 

ROBOT REVOLUTION

 

DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP

 

THOUGHTS

 

VISIONS

 

SUPRA-NATURALISM

 

THEOCRATIC AND TRANSCENDENTAL

 

POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS

 

PLAYS

 

FILMS

 

TRIPS

 

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CONTEMPLATIVE ABSTRACTS

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TEXT LINKS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of mixed Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence with her daughter upon the death of her Aldershot-based husband) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot and, upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother, he attended a state school. Graduating in 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and ireland. After a brief flirtation with further education at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of factors, left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer-cum-office-skills tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Secret Exchanges (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1981). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself 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) and, more recently, The Best of All Possible Worlds (2008), The Centre of Truth (2009), Insane but not Mad (2011) and Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy (2012).

 

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