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In this loving and light-filled elegy to her mother, Salt Spring Island poet Lorraine Gane evokes a painful stage that mid-life children of ailing parents will recognize. It is a complex grief, letting go of parents as protectors, moving into acceptance of inevitable loss, and of their own place, parentless, now on the front lines of mortality… The beauty of the natural world is ever present in these poems; doubtless Salt Spring’s stunning landscapes assist Gane’s braiding of light and dark, life and death… The final poem finds her tranquil and accepting, comforted by the image of a luminous white arc floating over her mother’s body, “all softness and light”.
— Wendy Donawa, author of Thin Air Of The Knowable, The Gorge: A Cartography of Sorrows, Those Astonishments Of Sorrow, Of Joy, and Sliding Towards Equinox
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ISBN: 978-0-9734408-4-3 | 47 pgs | $20
Like all great poetry books, you can’t read just one of these poems. You will be drawn in by the compassion and wisdom and after each poem you will want to pause and reflect.
— Robert Hilles, author of Shimmer and
Don’t Hang Your Soul On That
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ISBN: 978-0-9734408-3-6 | 47 pgs | $18
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