by Barbara Fitzgerald



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/28/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781665724975
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781665724982

About the Book

Like strands of DNA

Or coiled brain matter,

The toad eggs float

On the pond’s murky surface,

After the full moon’s


Each dark spot

An embryo,

A mark

Barbara Fitzgerald loves words and the ways they can provide perspective on life, the natural world, and our experiences.

In a debut collection of poems penned over fifty years, she shares reflections on a variety of topics related to her life journey that has spanned from her twenties to her seventies. Within diverse original verse, a man contemplates his existence, a mantis hangs deep into January as a fossil of a nightmare under glass, love ends over dinner on a summer night, and white hairs invite candid observations about aging and death. Included is an epilogue that offers a tribute to three generations with touching poems written by her late mother and her daughter.

AngleSea is a volume of original poetry that poignantly explores nature, personal experiences, and the human condition.

About the Author

Barbara Fitzgerald has been writing poetry since childhood. She is a professional grant writer who resides with her husband, Roger, in Philadelphia. Barbara has two adult children and three grandchildren. This is her first book of poems.