About The Book
Fear, Trembling & Renewal: Poems to Age With is a collection of poems for the mature: those who are trying to face life as it is, feeling the fear of getting older -- the knowledge that one doesn't have an age past this; the trembling of wondering if one has yet spoken with the voice that is truly theirs -- and if there is still time to dream and to plan, and a place where one can be and renew those dreams -- perhaps left aside during earlier years, and rededicate their lives to the "selves" they want to be...for as long as life is. In this book, using the metaphors of light and snow, the author comes to believe as "the snow begins to fall... little dots before our eyes can change vision" allowing one "to see the world anew." But the author recognizes, too, in the snow’s fullness, there is a strange, seductive promise of peace from which she draws back trembling. In the final section of this book, Reprieve, the author reminds herself that she had forgot how "snow’s bright light replaces dark night" fills this world with new promise: "dancing on trees, enhancing the leaves, filling dark crevices of earth with white..." and comes to the conclusion that with such "intensity, there is no night." The author invites readers to make the pilgrimage with her through the fear and trembling and on to the renewal that awaits -- and rededicate themselves, as she has, to an affirmation of life.