Along the Way is an assorted collection of sixty-six, gently rhyming poems. Each one contributes to subjects as diverse as the seasons, nature, childhood memories and love.
Sadness and longing for a love long lost in 'Memories' mingle with a sense of melancholy in 'Autumn' and 'November' and then uplifting hope in 'The Message' and 'April'.
Faith is a recurring theme in 'Silent Friend', 'Another Day' and 'The Promise'. Furry as well as feathered friends are lovingly portrayed in 'Secret Friend', 'Blue Tit', 'The Seagull' and 'Katie'. In 'Everlasting', 'Goodbye' and 'Faith', the author ponders over life after death as well as gives thanks for a life well lived. 'Teddy' tells of many a child's best friend.
A homage to the humble wheelbarrow continues the gardening them in 'Just a Glimpse'.
ISBN : 978-1-84897-619-1
Pages : 103
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Jean Haycock was born in a small mining town in Yorkshire, the only child of her Yorkshire mother and Australian father.
As Jean's school years were during the war, education was limited. Leaving age was then fourteen years and upon leaving she worked in fashion.
Jean left Yorkshire aged eighteen with her parents to live in the Midlands where she spent all her working life. She had a short marriage and no children.
Jean started a business aged forty-six, after two bereavements, and retired at the age of sixty-three, moving to Bournemouth.
At last, Jean could find the time to write. Although she has no family in the world, she is completely happy living alone except for her little dog, Bertie. She is blessed.