The Starfish collection comprises of five parts, with each possessing a distinctively regenerative character and flow. It is enveloped by a spirit of vulnerability that is deliberate and universal, for regardless of who we are in the world, or where we are perched in the strata of life, we all are in need of healing. Starfish is about compassion, understanding and what is common to people who overcome suffering. With each poem the voice of healing grows more audible as it blends in with that of restoration. The author engages readers in a labyrinth of varying, yet familiar emotions of shunning negativity and embracing joyfulness, with a sense that one can recover from a fall from any depth or magnitude if we re-connect with our power source. The collection swings effortlessly between personal struggle and reliance on the divine as seen in the poem Solitude where the author writes: ‘Solitude , sweet solitude when it’s just you and me, channels flow full and free to restore the God in me….’ Each poem is a celebration of victory over despair and an evocative call to hang on to every sliver of hope if we are to regenerate our lives and to strive for higher ideals, if we are to live successfully in this troubling world. It is encouraging enlightening and empowering.
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