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Howdy everyone,

It has been a little while since I have posted any sort of update, but today that changes, and today I get to announce some exciting news:

Flowers and Jazz, my second collection of poetry is out today. You can currently purchase a copy here: Flowers and Jazz and very soon copies will also be available to order on Amazon (if not later today, then in the next couple of days).

I am really excited to bring this new collection to poetry to you all. Flowers features over one hundred poems written in 2013, most of which were previously unpublished. I hope you enjoy.

I hope the New Year has found you all well, and I look forward to new things coming in the year 2015.


  • Reading: dostoyevsky, foley
  • Drinking: coffee
drinking scotch
with a hint of licorice,
of which I'm not too fond of,

watching the flames flicker
from the candles which litter
the apartment and shimmer
the wire tree's golden leaves

listening to new records
by old favorites,
staring at the walls
again remembering,
wandering back,
but these days
not nostalgically

just letting
the past
       have its peace …
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I knew a girl who put color-codes into
       computers on the days that she felt grey,
       she said she felt grey either way so shit
       might as well find something to do and
       if pretending to be 666999, which is
       a lavender color, that day helps you get
       out from feeling shit, then do it, and
       fuck whoever says you're crazy, because
       they really can't make you feel any worse
       than you yourself do anyway …
talking to an older friend,
       I asked, “Does it fade?
       With time does the nostalgia

he was silent for a while,
       staring straight ahead, before
       he said, “I always thought
       of nostalgia not as missing
       that which passed, but instead
       wishing things had worked out
       different, wondering what you
       would change …”

I sat there in the passenger seat,
       and did not say a thing—
       for I wouldn’t change a thing,
       so what’s the point of all this longing? …
Hello everyone,  

I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what is on the horizon—

I am in the very final stages of proofing the followup to Willows, titled, 'Flowers and Jazz.' I am really excited to get it out to you all—it should be out by the end of September.

I did quite a bit of traveling this summer, so I had very limited access to internet, but I am back at home now, so that situation is remedied. Back to university in a couple weeks...

I hope you all are well.


  • Reading: jung, kerouac


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John Finch
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My name is John Finch.

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AnakiAllie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Just wishing a much belated birthday. I hope your studies are going well! I cannot wait for Flowers to be out... I have been re-reading willows to the point that I am making a dear friend of mine read it just so I have someone to discuss it with.

Best wishes as always! 
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Writer
Hello! Thank you for the birthday wishes!
I just thought I let you know that Flowers is out now. I hope you enjoy. :)

gretzelboy89 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you!


gretzelboy89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
holymacro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you! Sorry for such a late reply, I have been very busy with my new book.

holymacro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
No problem,hope you had a great birthday and many more days ahead!!!Wish you a lot of luck with your book!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:
the-looking-glass Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
i just had a chance to check out your newest work here, John, and i couldn't pick a favourite of the lot, so i wanted to let you know i loved them all. :)
johnfinch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you kindly, I'm glad that my newer stuff is being met warmly - I will try and upload more soon. :)

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