End paper and cover images are reproductions of paintings by Ruth Bethea Hodges
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published January 2015
With gentle firmness and tender acceptance Vicky Lettmann leads us through this series of poems that address time and change and what it means to age. Using a variety of forms and images, and gathering inspiration from a diversity of poets and writers Vicky explores the questions of what we can and want to hold onto.
Consolation attends regret, comfort attends grief, and throughout compassion attends loss. These poems consider and console with tempered honesty.
A Bed with a Blue Blanket and Stacks of Books
Beside an ocean not too far away
waiting to wash over it.
but a speck.