I own to being creative but never to the extent that anyone would notice. Nevertheless, since I bounce from photos to poems and poems to photos, there must be a middle point here:
- Poet ~ Those beginning lines do not come easily so I enjoy taking another poet as prompt or else I take my own photos or photart edits as the starting point (ekphrastis is the categorical term). Sometimes I work the other way round and design some photoart to fit the poem but a new challenge might be to take a poem and go and photograph it’s essence! There will be times though now when some poems will remain unillustrated.
- Photographer ~ Above all, the camera has taught me to look more at the world around me and the hard part is now letting most of it go and trying to focus down as well as in. Instead of chasing every capture like a butterfly, I shall be on the look out for those that tie in more with poetry, or have something to say, to me at least!
My background is existential and all in the mind and the backdrop to all this is Central London, an intense city and great place to live if only I’d not grown rural roots many years ago. I have an authentic husband, a substantive family and an imaginary dog called ‘walkies’ which gets me out and about to exercise mind and body, in most weathers. Sometimes I have my camera with me, and sometimes the beginnings of a poem begins with these few steps. I hope my followers will enjoy following me here.