Poetry, in my opinion, helps us make sense of the world we live in or, if not make sense, then at least to talk about it, to explore, describe or define experience and events that affect us in some way. Writing can bring about new perspectives, better understanding. Writing helps us get to the other side.
This is where I store all those improv bits posted on Twitter by @palefacewriter and sometimes by @fhaedra. Some of these pieces inspire lyrics. I sometimes post not very polished versions of the songs-in-progress they become or spoken word readings of other pieces I’ve written here:
I also like to attempt to do something with the thousands of images I capture during my wanderings around places close to home or places in the world I have the privilege to visit.
I like to leave fragments of my writing behind for others to discover. I guess it’s my way of leaving a mark without really leaving much of one, if that makes sense. It’s less a mysterious endeavour than one of abdicating responsibility, I think. But it’s also a simple act of sharing with unsuspecting strangers. If you come across one of my photos with a verse scribbled on its reverse, I hope you’ll find your way here and tell me about it. I acknowledge that some of these dropped photo poems may never be found. I’ve made some bad choices in placement: inside tree trunks, between rocks along remote mountain trails, on the cracked sills of abandoned buildings, behind artworks hanging in obscure public places with subdued lighting. Oh well.
My other page is https://rainydayquestions.wordpress.com. It’s a place to post some of my photographs. I ask a lot of questions there.
I live in Canada. I’m a water sign. I like the sound of bells. And voices reading aloud.
(1) The Dream Below
(2) The Poem Tree
(3) The Tilted Light
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~ One thing always leads to another ~