Scenes From a Summer House

The House That Waited & Other Poems

by Norma Roth



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781434377142

About the Book

The group of poems were written in Nova Scotia, Canada and contain the inspiration of a land and sea that have affected me deeply. Although not the place in which my husband and I reside most of the year, it has become very dear. .An old house, a pebbled beach and a new environment have given us, in unexpected ways, gifts allowing us both to come to terms with a life lived, while also bestowing upon us a gift of new beginnings. This group of poems, then, is dedicated to our new home and the landscape and seascape that we now share where there are no boundaries between time and space, beginnings and endings, where all things appear to exist simultaneously: on the horizon, within the sea and upon the land, and where, most important of all, life seems good.

About the Author

Norma Roth is an attorney and educator and has written poetry all her life.  Recently she and her husband purchased a home in Nova Scotia where they spend more and more time, lulled by the waters and the sea and the promise of tomorrow. Her recent move has restored the "muse" for whom she now writes incessantly. Previous publications have been mostly in educational journals: None of these has given her more pleasure than the beauty and joy of poetry. Poetry publications in progress include “Wars: We Always Lose...." "Fear, Trembling & Renewal,” and “Changing Landscapes.”


Recent single poems published include “Lessons from Vietnam” and “I Gave My Consent” (Spare Change, Cambridge, MA). “Soldier’s Lament” (Sommerville Voice, Cambridge, MA). Additionally,  “Lessons from Vietnam” will be published in the forthcoming poetry collection of Noble House Publications UK and was selected as semi-finalist in the International Open Poetry Contest.  “My Mother Spoke Volumes”  received a  Commendation Award  from Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest.