Selected Poems of John Clare, Volume 2 by CLARE, John



John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably Englands greatest nature poet. He rose to fame when his Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery was published in 1820. His language preserves many local dialect words in a mixture of classical forms and heart-felt love of country life and nature. This volume comprises fifteen of his bird poems. (Summary by David Barnes).