John Clare

John Clare was not born in wealth. He was born in a farmer’s family where poetry or the luxury of reading was not considered normal. But he read poems to parents in hope of their approval and his father saw his son publish poetry. Clare wrote beautiful love poems and for most of the time, Mary Joyce was his muse. The Love of his life. As I wrote a research paper on Burns, it was interesting to see why Clare was compared to him so often. Both then captured the essence of rural life. As Clare was born soon after the war was declared against England by the French revolutionary government, his work portrayed the struggle that came with it as Farmer and how freedom was becoming a luxury

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