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About the Author Background Cliff Howard was born in a rural town in Victoria, and now lives in Melbourne Australia. He was educated at Albury Grammar School; Ivanhoe Grammar School; The University of Melbourne; and the Instituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (Firenze).

Interests Rhyme, online content editing, paintings on canvas, designing patterns for silk scarves, logo design, African wildlife, reducing deforestation, interior decorating, accoustic guitar, Italian and French culture & cuisine, LinkedIn.

Influenced by Eighteenth century poets: William Blake; Robert Burns; William Wordsworth; Charlotte Smith; Lord Byron; Percy Bysshe Shelly; John Keats. Nineteenth century poets: Ralph Emerson; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Henry Longfellow; Alfred Lord Tennyson; Robert Browning; Emily Brontë; Letitia Elizabeth Landon; Thomas Hardy. Twentieth century poets and lyricists:

Portrait by Christine Wrest-Smith

Banjo Patterson; Rudyard Kipling; William Butler Yeats; Henry Lawson; D.H. Lawrence; T.S. Elliot; A.A. Milne; Judith Wright; Les Murray AO; Bob Dylan; Paul McCartney; Carole King; James Taylor.

Patterns

The images included as vertical strips in this document are silk fabric patterns designed by Cliff Howard, FalconFabrics. This collection of poems is dedicated to my mother, Meredith Howard (1916–2012). Date of first publication August 2019

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Simple Poems for Complex Folk - by Cliff Howard  

A collection of short poems in rhyme, by Australian Cliff Howard, written between 1978¬–2010. Cliff Howard, living in Melbourne, Victoria, A...

Simple Poems for Complex Folk - by Cliff Howard  

A collection of short poems in rhyme, by Australian Cliff Howard, written between 1978¬–2010. Cliff Howard, living in Melbourne, Victoria, A...

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