Thus does Edward McNeil write of sickness while comparing the human body to a timeworn hotel. This is just one of many touching and poignant metaphors found in the collected verse of Edward McNeil in his new poetry book, A Span of Poetry (1939-1999).
Mr. McNeil, a retired member of the British Royal Navy who served in WWII and former cruise ship doctor, composed the poems over a 60-year period in which he traveled the globe, met many interesting people and saw numerous beautiful places; all of these experiences are recorded in his easy reading and accessible verse.
“I couldn’t help it,” McNeil stated when asked why he wrote his poems. Mr. McNeil kept much of his verse in a filing cabinet in his home which he finally compiled to form A Span of Poetry.
Universal themes and simple yet eloquent descriptions are present throughout Mr. McNeil’s set of 300 poems in which he tackles topics ranging from war to nature to relationships. A Span of Poetry (1939-1999) is sure to be an engaging and enjoyable read for all readers.
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Edward L. McNeil resides in Fort Myers, Florida after serving in the fleet air arm of the Royal Navy of England during World War II, following that with training as a physician and practicing medicine in the U.S. and London. Mr. McNeil was a pioneer in international rescue medicine and wrote a textbook titled The Airborne Care of the Ill and Injured. He followed with a stint as a cruise ship doctor on a Greek liner and after retiring continued to travel the globe extensively. Mr. McNeil has also published short stories (Plane Reading, Volume II) and is currently working on a mystery novel. He cites the many interesting people and places he has encountered in his life as the inspiration for his work.
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Book Description Pentland Press (NC), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M157197234X