Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is?

by Margaret Eddershaw


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Poetry that lets us experience 'the round Earth's imagined corners' in the daily renewed light of a mind as alive to beauty as to suffering, bringing distant lives closer and reaching lightly into the deep heart of things. The collection has four parts: Leaving Footprints, Wine-dark Sea, Free Spirits, and Happy Families.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781869848163
Publisher: Mica Press
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Between the ages of 5 and 50, I pursued my passion for theatrical performance. Most of thepoetry I enjoyed then was Shakespearean, though I also read Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Bishop, T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, and Ted Hughes. I wrote plays but not poems.

Following the murder of my sister in 1995, I began writing poems to and about her - a cliché, Iknow, but it was a good part of my grieving process. I then continued to develop an interest in writing poetry, devouring the work of many contemporary poets, as a way of learning a new craft. Inevitably, perhaps, my theatre background began to influence my poems, so that many ofthem comment on or are 'in the voices' of people (characters) that I have encountered.

Table of Contents


Hanging Over Rio 3

Lucy in the Sky 4

Sweet Sitar 5

Bai Tho Non La (Poem of the Conical Hat) 6

Baggage 7

The Coat 8

Meeting of the Waters 9

Cedars 10

Walking Java’s Rice-fields 11

Exchange 12

Museum Whispers 13


Humpback 15

The Net-shed 16

Heart of Oak 17

This Water 18

Lobsters 19

Ana’s View 20

All at Sea 21

Up Close and Personal 22

Scattering 23


Galapagos Heron 25

The Pianist 26

Arctic Trees {Ref}

Nest {Ref}

Buphagus 29

Wings {Ref}

Narcissus at the Window 31

Flower of Love 32


Udaipur Pulse 35

Folding Sheets 36

Forgetting the Lines 37

Offbeat Concerto {Ref}

Happy Families 40

Mimosa 41

Sunday Stones 42

Stuff 43

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