This book of poems is written In memory of Marguerite Bourgeoys, 1620-1700. Van Der Meer tries to explore feelings and thoughts of Bourgeoys in these poems. From poem #8: “The best opportunities / sometimes come without / us looking for them.”
“I have one page, yellowed, folded, one paper / that spreads what I know of myself / thinly across it, letters drop from the edge / blow off the page from my sighs” from the poem “Blanks” are lines that indicate what beautiful yet poignant poetry lies in these pages.
Bruce Hunter writes strong poetry. His line “These are the words that began the journey” sums it up nicely. His poems seem like they are a journey through life. He writes with a bustling energy and a storytellers pen.
Allison Grayhurst gives us beautiful thoughtful imagery that is divine, devoted, full of passion and sometimes some darker themes. Her lines such as “All the while the / stars melted” will enrapture poetry readers
The first poem in this new poetry book sets the stage for the feel and them of the rest of the collection. The author uniquely places a time of day/night above each poem to further give the reader a sense of when it’s taking place.