over a pond
of Canada geese
a nameless child
as I go
of memory loss
like the crust
of the earth
who am I?
memory loss is a wonderful poem from The Blue dragonfly, healing through poetry, a recently published poetry collection by 71-year-old first-time author, Veronica Eley, of Dartmouth. Like all other poems in the book memory loss is inspired by experiences encountered when re-living and thinking through traumatic events that took place mostly in Nova Scotia.
From the afterword: “Veronica Eley attended no workshops, never imagined herself a poet, is hesitant to think so even now. She wrote her “poetic diary” as a task assigned to her by psychological necessity.”
I just started reading some of these poems, but I am already hooked and look forward to spending much more time with this collection.
The Blue dragonfly, healing through poetry is published by Hidden Brook Press.
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