I used to write a lot more poetry than I do these days - I have a whole collection, mostly drawing on darker times. A lot of angst in my poetic persona! Gone, Fishing was a more positive reflection drawn from my early days of faith. But when I went to my collection of poems, it was gone! I have enjoyed recreating it from the scraps of memory and notebook musings. The poem is meant to be consumed via the video I created for it. But I have also included it in text.
The inspiration for including this poem comes from John 21. I love this account of fishing where Jesus shows such compassion for a volatile and often wayward Peter who I relate to much!
I've been exhibiting with Stations since 2007. This is only the 2nd time I've contributed a poem. But I think in some sense poetry is at the heart of my creativity whether its expressed in words or through the multi-media installations I have favoured over the years.