Away from Shore

by Mary McCormack Deka

Publisher: Mary McCormack Deka

Publication Date: February 13, 2017

ISBN: 9780998172019

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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The poems in this collection follow a young woman as she navigates the realm of first love. Falling in love makes you vulnerable. For all the joy, there is danger, too, and heartbreak. 

Lyrical and full of imagery, the poems are bittersweet, both beautiful and haunting. This excerpt from one of the first poems, Fire, sets the tone for the rest of the book:

"I took him with me,
like a lantern, 
into the forest of my heart.
And I forgot
that he was made of fire,
that his touch
could make things burn."