John Clare

John Clare was born in Helpston, Northamptonshire, England on July 13th, 1793. While working a variety of different jobs, including within the local militia, and as a lime burner, Clare spent his free time writing his first lines of poetry. Read more of John Clare’s Biography.

I Am!

‘I Am!’ by John Clare is a powerful poem about a speaker’s struggle with depression, loneliness, and a desire to find peace in Heaven. 

The Secret

‘The Secret’, a poem by the English poet John Clare speaks on a speaker’s secrecy of feelings concerning a lady. This piece glorifies the beauty of the lady and the speaker’s dedication to her.

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