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.

Books Available:

(1) The Dream Below



(2) The Poem Tree



(3) The Tilted Light



Thanks for stopping by and, should you choose to purchase a book…thank you for your support.


Margaret Lonsdale


Your paleface =;-)

~ One thing always leads to another ~



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  1. Hello there I’m writing because during my adventures in Bermuda with my best friend and her family I came across a beautiful picture with the most lovely poem. While taking a picture at Whale Bay, an absolutely stunning place we climbed up the hilltop and I seen this picture nuzzled in the rocks. I just wanted to let you know that it was a wonderful find and very inspiring. Thank you so much for the wonderful words.

    “Beyond the walls and barriers of closed lonely minds resides opportunity for living among the boundless colorful joy that is humanity.”

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    1. Hi Tysha,
      I’m so glad you discovered my small gift left in that beautiful secluded spot at Whale Bay! I guess it was meant for you.
      The photo I wrote the poem on the reverse of was taken in Mallorca, Spain.
      Thanks so much for contacting me. It’s very special for me to hear from you.
      Gratitude. And may you find beauty wherever you may wander. =;-)


  2. Hi, my husband and I were exploring while hiking along the coast and came across your picture, we smiled… Documented the moment, returned the lovely picture for the next unsuspecting adventurer to happen upon.



    1. Hi Jade…Thanks for letting me know you found one! That it brought a smile feels good, especially because I know that you were in the midst of some blissful natural beauty at that moment as I was at some time before you.


  3. This morning on TV there was a short show about dog sledding in Canada. I thought of you and decided to look you up. I hope all is groovy in your world. Peace, Love and Hippy Beads, Rhonda


    1. Hey, Rhonda!
      I’m impressed that dogsledding in Canada would conjure up a memory of me. Great to receive your surprise note. =;-)
      You could say that all is indeed pretty groovy. Hopefully, it’s all well for you too, and you’re still strumming that guitar and writing. Keep on.


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