Poetry, in my opinion, helps us make sense of the world or, if not make sense, then at least to talk about it, to explore, describe, define, and respond to experience and events that affect us in some way. Writing can bring about new perspectives, better understanding. Writing is a key. Practising it helps us get to the other side.
This site is where I store all those improv bits posted on Twitter by @palefacewriter and more frequently of late by @fhaedra. Some of the 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 on SoundCloud here:
I also like to attempt to create something with the thousands of images I capture during my wanderings around locations close to home or places in the world I’ve had the privilege to visit. I do create photo cards from some of them. Others I use as inspiration for more writing in the form of short poems on the back of 4×6 photo prints.
I like to leave these photo poems for others to discover. If you come across one of my photos with a purple feather stamp and 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, inside obscure books, 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 on the West Coast of Canada, on Vancouver Island.
Books Available through Amazon, Audreys Books in Edmonton, Alberta (https://www.audreys.ca), or direct from me. Currently working on something new, as yet untitled.
(1) The Dream Below
(2) The Poem Tree
(3) The Tilted Light
(4) The Warm Yuan
Thanks for stopping by and, whether you read a few pieces here or choose to purchase a book…I thank you for your support.
Hold Steady. Stay in the Light.
Your paleface =;-)
~ One thing always leads to another ~