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Welcome to the FREE VERSE POETRY of

THE MODERN DEATH

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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Dating from 1984, this collection of forty-four poems continues in the free style of Spiritual Intimations (1983), albeit the verse is at all times prevented from degenerating into prose through the application of a methodological consistency which continues to favour the definite/indefinite article at the expense of lesser words.  More significant of this collection is its greater concern with a general approach to metaphysics, or subatomic theories (as I was wont to conceive of metaphysics at the time), which, though far from definitive, enabled me to dig beneath the surface of my themes to what I hoped would be their spiritual or emotional depths.  In retrospect, I can see how much ground I still had to cover - or perhaps I should say unearth? - in order to arrive at the Truth, which is to say, at a well-nigh definitive grasp of metaphysics.  But this was still a significant stage in my progress as a metaphysician, even if it took a poetic turn. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

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

 

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STRESSING THE ESSENTIAL

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TREES

 

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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 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 upon the premature death of her 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 sent to a children's home 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. Upon leaving the latter in 1970 with an assortment of CSE’s (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE’s (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 Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) an ABRSM Gd.4 piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to do English and History A Levels, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the local YMCA buildings 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 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) 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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