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
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.