Ruth Helen Pallek

Writer & Poet

About Ruth

A visual artist, painter, potter, sculptor, silversmith and musician, Ruth began writing in her early teens. Now a full-time artist and teacher, she enjoys helping students to discover their personal path of artistic expression. She currently lives with her husband in a small farming community in Ontario, surounded by fruit orchards. Her book, "Leaning Upwards," is a new collection of original poetry and prose.

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Leaning Upwards

Written and Illutrated by Ruth Helen Pallek

Published March 7, 2017

"I'm like a black pearl. Dark words, dark days, dark woes hum in my agitated mind."

We each struggle with the good and the bad; those uncertain days that pull us from here to there. But if we look up, lean up, we can tackle any issue, for He will lift us with His might.

Leaning Upwards is a journey forty years in the making. Reflections from a life built on faith, the writings express thoughts about death, depression, joy and personal experience. Poetry and journal entries let the author speak to her own inner heart, meditate on complex issues, use healing words to shake off the poison brine of salty tears and dream new hope.

"I'm like a white pearl, glowing bright with ocean's life in me. Good thoughts wave on like dancing grass."

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Love to express your feelings through poetry? Curious to learn new styles of writing and prose? Come to a poetry workshop to explore new ways to write and find fresh inspiration for your art. Contact Ruth for more information.

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"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

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One of the greatest perks of my job is getting feedback and interacting with readers. Contact me if you’ve got any comments or questions for me, I’d love to hear from you! -Ruth

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