Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.


September 2018

Poet Tree

To anyone who knows me, it is no secret that I am huge fan of the poet, Jonathan Humble. I was thrilled to read his exquisite poem in the highly anticipated second issue of Barren Magazine.

Jonathan Humble


Very pleased to have a poem in the second issue of Barren Magazine today, wonderfully illustrated by the photography of Matthew Yates. The online publication was due out on October 1st, but it was released early to the overwhelming approval of the growing number of folk who are aware of its existence. My own contribution Forty Years On looks back at an attack on a young ash tree and what it triggers as a result; a bit personal this one but it feels OK to share.


As an aside, I am very flattered by the positive feedback from my two favourite US poets (I hope they know who they are) and I would like them to realise how much their encouragement has meant at a time when confidence in what I’m writing has been wavering ever so slightly. Thank you : ) xx

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Walking in snow towards…

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Pedestals of Glass

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Rust + Moth

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Poet Profile: An Interview with Walt Page

An Interview with the Wonderful Tennessee Poet!

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Walt Page

A Brief Bio: Walt Page, “The Tennessee Poet”, is a romantic old rock drummer, musician, USAF veteran and an open heart surgery survivor. He has been published on Vita Brevis, Visual Verse and Slasher Monster Magazine. Walt lives in the Tennessee country with his wife Susan, 2 horses, and 9 rescue dogs.

Tell me about your blog, Walt’s Writings:

WP: I started Walt’s Writings On Life in 2017 after going through several months of recovery and cardiac rehab after my open heart surgery. I was limited in what the doctors would let me do, so I decided to start writing again. My friend Google pointed me to WordPress, and after I read more about it, I decided to use it for a blog about the things going on in my life. At first, I wasn’t writing much poetry, but once I discovered that the poems I posted…

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I long for weightlessness, for a reprieve from sadness and rage.  I long to be a better, nicer, more patient person.  I long for the quiet. I long to be kind in my heart and not just in my words.... Continue Reading →


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