ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Janet Wilkes grew up in a small town (then in Middlesex) and attended an enormous comprehensive school. But it was the Baptist Church, where the King James Bible was read, that introduced her to good English and poetic prose.She worked in London in a rich variety of jobs and from her experiences harvested skills and knowledge, into which she delves for inspiration. Now living in West London she remembers with love her husband, Keith, whose Christian faith influenced her and has kept her looking forward.
SINGING BIRDS AND SILENCE
In this wonderful debut collection, Janet Wilkes takes us to both beautiful and hard places with her poems. Some evoke quotations from the Bible as she journeys from the Crucifixion to Christmas and from Creation to near death on the battlefield. There is no issue. There is no rallying for or against any cause. The tone throughout is simply one of hope and joy.