Welcome to the world of concise thought. These are exercises in getting the most emotion from the least amount of words. Some of the pieces are in a basic haiku pattern.
All the photographs were taken by the author at various times but used to garner words during July - one day at a time.
The style of poetry is called ekphrasic which means it uses one form of art (in this case photography) to inspire another i.e. the poetry.
Keith Wallis is an English poet and photographer who combines both to produce work that touches the emotions.
He began submitting work for publication in the 1980’s. The small press magazines and anthologies of that era used his poetry and graphic work.
Four small booklets followed:
Marketplace of Masks
Real Tears and Crocodile Smiles
Joining Christianwriters.com in 2005 (and subsequently becoming a moderator) re-energised his writing.
Recently work has been published by:
RootsWorship, EveryDayPoets, PoetryMonthly International, Word Catalyst Magazine, The Cypress Times, Christian Poet's Pen, Perpetual Magazine, Bewildering Stories and he is 'Poet in Residence' at Ruby e-zine.