Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – New Release – #Poetry – Minus One: With Haikus and Other Poems: The Story of a Life by Elizabeth Merry


It’s a new release and more at the Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore via this post from Sally Cronin.

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Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Elizabeth Merry… a poetry collection Minus One: With Haikus and Other Poems: The Story of a Life

About the collection

This collection sums up the life of the poet. It begins with memories of her parents, in The Red Petticoat: “The lighthouse sweep and beam/Of her glad eyes/Lit us all, haloed the room/Where we stood in a row/To admire.” And in Minus One: “Your absence grips my throat/Chokes my breath . . . How much of you is me/Stretching to close the circle?” Other poems cover growing up and speak of friends and lovers, moving forward to parenthood and beyond, to old age in Bones: “Don’t look too close/Disintegration has begun/And death will lend it speed/Until my bones are bare and/Waiting for the second coming . . . ” And to death in Mortality: “Tombstones/Pale and cold/Line up, waiting/For my…

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