|Another unique feature of this book of poems is the graphics
that go with it. There are more than 100 original pen and ink illustrations drawn by the author as she wrote the poems.
They are connected in some way to the verse and help convey the feelings she experienced as she wrote them.
In an effort to capture the emotion of the verse and tell a story, the verses are organized
more or less in chronological order and structured very much like that of a novel. Thoughtfully looking into the meaning
of each verse provides insight into the torment of a very courageous and creative person making her way through life.
The book contains five chapters and five parts. Each chapter and part has a title page with
a verse that characterizes its contents. The first chapter contains poems written about the author’s challenged
childhood. The second chapter is about an almost idyllic life in California and the trauma of losing her first love to
World War II.
Chapter III is a collection of poems titled “Marriage” and loosely
divided into five “Parts.” Poems found in each of the five parts are loosely arranged in chronological order, but with a
difference. These poems deal more with subject matter than with time. This is particularly important to keep in mind as
you read the first five parts that deal with the raw emotion and consequences of living life to its fullest.
On the lighter side, Chapter IV is dedicated to a few fun verses that provide meaning to the
occasional mischievous glint in the author’s now healthy uncrossed eyes. Chapter V is about the trauma of dealing with
life after the death of her husband.
We hope you enjoy reading this book of
emotional poems as much as we did while getting them ready for publication.