From John's CD - click to enlarge
|John Struthers welcomes letters from his friends:|
Huis Klippe Drif
Sarel Celliers Street 23
Post Box X7
Tel: 028 4233 862 Fax: 028 4233 319
3 Poems by John
John Duncan Struthers was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, in 1936.
He farmed there as a young man. In the early 60's he pioneered beef cattle insemination in that country and ended up being a guest speaker at farmer's meetings on this and other subjects.
When first he learned to walk among wild animals in the Zambezi Valley in the mid 80's, this detailed knowledge of a domesticated species was of considerable assistance to him: combined with a love of the wild, it enabled him to interact with many species.
Moving among wild animals on foot - unarmed, but for his cameras - John quickly fell in love with the most intelligent of all African animals, the elephant.
John Struthers was Prime Mover and chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Duncan Trust for nature conservation before he moved to South Africa for health reasons. He lived in Stellenbosch for several years in Stellenbosch and was involved in poetry and writers circles. After several operations and a long illness, he moved to Napier, close to Bredasdorp, where two of his three sons live.
John published a CD ROM on Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch, a Tribute - which contain his texts and photographs. He invited writers to send in
poems or short pieces of prose
that could be included on the CD ROM.
John is busy writing two books. Waiting for a publisher: In Cape Town, a novel, 2007
Humorous booklets (Sce, 2003):
The Purpose of Life, Mantras for Losers, Laws, 101 Ways to Influence your Wife's Affections, The Reason for Marriage
|From: Hind's Footsteps|
|From: Questions for a Sounding Board|
Is company worth the price of silence?
Was man worth his price in blood, dear Lord?
|And brush a hand across a face,|
and sigh, and try not to try -
no rush - and write the words down
as they come, and let them say
what they want to say.
is no cross
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