A picture paints a thousand words
The picture was taken in the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, St Ives, Cornwall. My partner Kate christened the photograph ‘Christopher the Peaceful Poet’. It is true that poetry does bring me peace, but poetry also rouses all manner of other feelings, which I attempt on occasion to illuminate and elucidate.
The remaining photographs on the site are taken by my son Jop; he captures something in his work that I would strive for in poetry, of course I have a personal connection, and I may be too close to the images to be entirely objective, but I do find them almost poetic.
I write poetry most days, often scribing in my mind as I drive up and down the country. It is mostly experiential and observational poetry, with occasional lapses into that area of much misunderstanding that is my psyche.
As a poet, and also as a poetry and creative writing workshop facilitator, I take great pleasure in working with my fellow writers; the research required to put together an inspirational workshop is where I find much of the poetry, poetry that I then go on to read more deeply.
Poetry became a labour of love for me, I am in over my twenty fourth year of writing poetry. I am thankful that poetry came into my life when it did, I hope, that through my poetry, or my poetry workshops, that I can return some of poetry’s generosity to you.