Jason Constantine Ford

Spring/Summer 2015

Jason Ford

Jason Constantine Ford is from Perth in Australia. He works as an employee at a book shop. He has three years of experience in writing fiction and over fifteen years of experience in studying various styles of poetry. The major influences on his style of poetry are William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Blake’s ability to address the social issues of his time through poetry and painting has had a lasting impact upon Jason’s early years. His man influences for short stories are Edgar Alan Poe and Phillip K. Dick. For correspondence, contact Jason at jasonconstantinford@gmail.com .


The Reaper

Where is the Reaper sowing seed tonight?
Is he becoming swifter in the way of guile
As one with sickles breaking stems which might
Arise with flowers set to bloom with style?
In all the places where the Reaper comes,
He waits within shadows until his prey succumbs
To fear about the way a life is prone to falter
When it sees its’ neck as helpless in a halter.
The crops he reaps are thrown into a bowl
Which mixes flesh and blood until they harden
Into a raw compost which suits his garden,
A garden fit for Death’s embrace upon a soul.
Those entering the places where the Reaper sows
Cannot escape the fate of Death’s repeated blows.