Posted by: John Looker | 7 August, 2022

First Landfall in Nova Scotia

“… Behind them lay the terrors of the great Atlantic crossing …”

This week’s poem from my last collection was first published in the anthology celebrating the Austin International Poetry Festival’s 25th anniversary:

There are more extracts from Shimmering Horizons on a dedicated page of this blog: one poem from each of the seven parts of the book. The poem above is taken from Part III: Into that Silent Sea — a celebration of ten great historic or legendary travellers from every continent of the world. I’m posting one each week for ten weeks.

Shimmering Horizons was published in 2022 by Bennison Books and is available through Amazon at minimal price. In Britain it may be borrowed through public libraries from the National Poetry Library.



  1. “Snow soon mastered all”….. wonderful phrase.

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    • Thanks for that Brian – and thank you for reading. There certainly isn’t any snow around here in England right now!


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