Part four of the author’s Roots of Greatness, Wings of Light set about her grandparents (the other three parts are essays). This wildly imaginative poem reflects on her maternal grandfather’s spirituality and dignity.
Using the truth in an ancient myth to turn our perspective right side up.
An existentialist love poem.
Specific memories—all these insignificants—conjure up deep emotions.
Recollection takes the form of vivid imagery.
”You always seemed | so absent, so prevalent, | when we shared our thought | together.“
A carpe-diem lyrical poem.
Memories of the poet’s grandfather, with no clichés.
A passionate and biting prose poem to a lost friend.
The intensity of life and the struggle involved in sharing it with others.