In this, her tenth book of poetry, Wendy Mulhern chronicles the experience of grief, spiritual searching and sustenance, and healing after the death of her daughter.
As a poet, the author's discipline is to write a poem each day. Her primary criterion while writing is honesty - that her poems explore the landscape of truth, as precisely as she can understand it, at whatever level of experience is accessible at the moment. Therefore, her daily poems depict the terrain of her life more vividly than a diary might.
Some poems in this collection reflect the altered state and changed perspective that such a loss bring on. Many show the spiritual support that allowed her to find meaning in the place her life was shattered. Many are a tribute to her daughter's wonderful spirit.
She hopes this book will be meaningful to others - those who have experienced deep loss, those who know deep love, and those who yearn to understand the experience of others, to stand with them.
Artist Susanna Maria Weiss captures the spirit of the author's daughter Heather, and of the experience of this passage.