What Can Be Saved


End paper and cover images are reproductions of paintings by Ruth Bethea Hodges
44 pages
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.

And me
but a speck.