Age looking back at its youth
We had so little, yet we had so much.
Thunder and lightning at the lightest touch.
There you have it. Thunder and lightning in just two lines.
John Ridland has published a dozen books including A Brahms Card Ballad: Poems Selected for Hungarians.
"Humor is one of the reigning characteristics of Ridland's poetic makeup, of his enire personality; perhaps there isn't a single form, mode, or degree of humor that hasn't appeared in his verse, from the bitter through the refined to the gentle." --Gyula Kodolanyi, Afterword to Europa Press edition.
"Ridland is a true magician. He plans to take us on a great journey, while in reality he simply spins us around on our own axis. Let someone else try to do this after him." --Petra Finy in "Figyolo" (Hungary)
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