The poems in Jean Stevens’ latest collection range from long held memories: who is this girl running
towards me out of the past to present day concerns in a time of uncertainty when loved ones are far away: knowing I might never see you again, I’m deep in how it was then.
There is also regret for things missed: You should have been a sprinter, and a reflection on: the jumbled bones of the lives we used to live.
The poem ‘2021’ takes a darker look at the present turmoil and the feeling that we are: pushing the world to hell, but there is also hope: There was mystery and longing in the ancient call to prayer which made us believe that nothing separates us from the other side, and the feeling all returning travellers have: looking ahead for the light that will bring them home.
Jean will be holding a launch event at
FRIENDS’ MEETING HOUSE, KIRKGATE, SETTLE
on Friday 6th May at 7.30 pm
An hour of anecdotes, reflections and poetry
This is a free event followed by tea/coffee and biscuits
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE FOR UKRAINE
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