Ferry Crossing (Paperback)

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Ferry Crossing (Paperback)


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This little book melds contemplative minimalist poetry with rapid pencil-and-ink sketches. Both words and images were produced sitting on the Waiheke ferry. Both are observatory, almost cursory, and yet manage to convey something deeper- loss, memory, place, transition and discovery.

In 2010 my mother died after a long period of illness with alzheimers. Ferry crossing was written during the time of her dying. It was during this time that I began to draw. My mother was a watercolour artist and I inherited her art materials. I wrote and drew in a small notebook as I travelled on a ferry from Waiheke to Auckland and back. This poem is dedicated to my mother, for her keen observation of nature, her ascetic sense of beauty and her courage.

Product Details ISBN: 9780995139886
ISBN-10: 0995139881
Publisher: Lasavia Publishing
Publication Date: March 21st, 2021
Pages: 62
Language: English