Sometimes I write words

“The poetry of John Hermon”

John Hermon

ISBN: 9781909728028

102 Pages

Published Oct 2013


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John Hermon is a passionate wordsmith whose writing is as much an act of self-indulgence as it is a delight for his readers.

This anthology comprises carefully crafted poems that chronicle the writer’s experience of bereavement following the loss of his wife Mandy. Together with him, we journey through the seasons of the soul, looking afresh at Easter, Christmas and other biblical stories as he glimpses God’s beauty, love and faithfulness amidst the pain of grief. Discerning divine colours of hope which transcend the desolate greys of mourning, John’s poems on loss recall the beautiful lament psalms of Scripture.

This collection is inspired by a mindfulness of God and a sense of wonder at His creation that will speak to every season of your life, whether read in the quietness of your home or as part of the church’s liturgy.

  • Several of these beautiful poems are born out of the grief of a mans separation from his wife through death. Some are painful to read, but so real and always with the eternal hope that only Christ can provide. There is passion and sensitivity in every poem as John Hermon seeks to understand God's overwhelming love for him and mankind.

    Fiona Castle, author and public speaker
  • John Hermon is not afraid to look at the wound of loss in his own heart, and in that raw process find healing. These are psalms of lament, in touch with both the human and divine. I would give this book to anyone who has been bereaved – poetry often opens doors into our being that other forms of writing cant.

    Shaun Lambert, Senior Minister of Stanmore Baptist Church and author of A Book of Sparks
  • Honest, personal, compelling, moving, memorable and well written – John's words resonate as we travel with him through emotional and spiritual turmoil following the death of his beloved wife, to end in a place of deepened faith, real hope, and new life.

    Chris Leonard, author and writing facilitator

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