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   Aug 13

–Echoes From the Bell Jar

Echoes from the Bell Jar by Barbara Wirkus



Echoes From the Bell Jar (2014)
by Barbara Wirkus
ISBN 978-1-4951-2136-4

With eighty years of wisdom and experience, poet Barbara Wirkus has crafted twenty-six exquisitely poignant and wistful poems that reflect on the passage of time and some of those who have danced in her heart, and her heart always responds with poetry: passionate, platonic, maternal and caring: readers are certain to FEEL the pangs and the delicate pulls in Echoes From the Bell Jar.

(A browse upon page 11…)

“Bridges, Revisited”

As we segue into later years,
women reflect,
muse upon memories,
sort them like well worn socks
into neat piles.

We sit in darkened theaters,
a reprieve from kaleidoscopic lives.
Wide-eyed and rapt,
we are held hostage by
two-dimensional dreams.

We flow like water
from high ground to low,
weeping not for what we’ve lost
but for what we never had.


(This title is also available via Amazon.com.)

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