Elusive Light: A Collection of Poetry and Short Stories by Martha Stewart Graham
Elusive Light offers valuable reflections on life and meaning through a collection of poetry and short stories. The poems comprise a generational series which first focuses on those who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II. The subject matter then shifts to reflections on the author’s two lost sons and explores the nature of grief and loss, before concluding with poems which address the internal struggles of coping with grief and progressing to the processes of recovery and healing - ultimately discovering hope for the future. The short stories which comprise the second part of this book are reminiscences of childhood and times past. These stories gently reveal aspects of the relationship between generations, joyful experiences of early youth, and reflections on the passage of time.