I am a poet, beginner equestrian, lover of the outdoors, and gregarious introvert living in Ramsay Township, west of Almonte, Ontario, Canada. My poems, essays, and photographs are shaped by my relationship with the world around me, which is as tactile as I can make it daily.
My first collection of poetry, Economies of Gratitude, was published by Penumbra Press in 2007. Other poems and articles have been published in selected journals.
All content is copyright to Ellen Symons.
‘Attention without feeling is only a report. Empathy is necessary if attention is to matter.’ – Paraphrased from Mary Oliver, Our World.
“Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.” – Ann Patchett, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.