Thinking of Santorini - Poems 1974-2015
Beginning with a sunrise seen from the plane to Australia, to noticing shadows on the way by bus into Hamburg, this collection spans four decades. A remarkable journey - in both space and time.
As an outsider in both Australia and Germany, the author avoids the merely descriptive, giving us a profound understanding of her keen observations and emotions. What is striking is not only the breadth of experience reflected in the poems, but their subtleties of tone; these range from entertaining glimpses of pre-Christmas Sydneysiders, through a slyly ironic note - as in 'Fairy Stories' - to the lyrical beauty found in 'Kreta' and 'Thinking of Santorini', or the quietly conversational 'Chiaroscuro'.