The inspiration for John’ s work comes from many sources, among them:
People: Standing on the Harwood Bridge in Ajax waiting for the cortege bearing the latest war casualty to pass below on its way to Toronto inspired his poem, Intrepid. These are certainly heroes that deserve honour and remembrance. When you think about it, however, it might also be said that Everybody is a Hero to someone, in some way (see poem by that name).
Nature: For almost four decades, John owned and lovingly maintained a cottage in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. It was here, in the beauty of “God’s Country”, that he found inspiration for many of his works.
Faith: See poem entitled The Journey.