A poetry book for a traveler! That was one of my first thoughts on reading my friend Elizabeth Easter’s poetry collection.
This slim volume challenges the reader to look into the poet’s skies-and asks the question of life’s wanderers: “What if I don’t want to be safe?” Should I take an uncharted route, a new daring direction in life?
Elizabeth writes of love, troubles, family, whimsy and travels. A prose poem begins the book, inviting the reader to sit with the author in a house she and her father restored and look out the window with her, searching for words to begin these tales with.
Some verses are short and poignant, like Companion. Others, like Sir Gallivant and the Dragon, tell a full, rich-detailed story.
Threads of emotion, courage and memory run along these pages like the blue lines on a map. Where they lead, only you can travel with the author.
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