Comox Valley, BC
One day, while driving past a clear-cut development, we spotted a forlorn-looking bald eagle sitting on a pile of rubble next to a parked bulldozer. Nearby was a toppled nest and grey eaglet cadavers.
What a special time in autumn at the lake — after the crowds have returned to their busy lives — leaving the wilderness to a sole silent canoeist.
JIGSAW, Neil’s third book, represents a poetic sharing by the author. Selections are from decades of piecing together his own puzzle. The book is offered to the reader in a colourful variation of poetic styles as the author describes a world of breakdown and recovery, making the reading experience in human terms, saving the reader from having to wade through psychological and medical terminology.
Mother Nature Eats Her Kind
Mother Nature Eats Her Kind is Neil’s second environmental book of poetry.
Mother Nature is pounding at our door. The question is not whether she will survive. The question is, will we?
The choice is still in our hands.
Silence Craves a Voice
Days of empire-building, while ignoring the needs of Mother Nature are gone. This poetry anthology pulls no punches, offering real images of nature which touch on the disturbing. But the book is also mindful of those whose hearts are heavy from the constant pounding by messages about human-caused destruction and irreversible damage to our natural environment. Presented in strikingly varied poetic styles and forms it is a must-read with an important message to hold strong and not lose hope.