This volume, a first book of poetry helps the urban forester to navigate the intimate discovery of wild life of where she finally learns to see the forest for the trees. Well beyond the order of her mother’s garden and the resting place of grandmother’s chair; a simple recitation of poems guides her path. A first person 21 first century narrative searches and occasionally finds meaning in longing, rejection, sexuality, ministry and spirituality as she emerges from holy hibernation in the 2020 pandemic. In her sixth decade, she finally returns to her first love of poetry; and finds her voice and signs of wonder and wildlife all around.
About the Author
Jacqueline Lois ( nee Strachan) is a native New Yorker born in the Urban Wilderness of 135th Street in Harlem. She finally returns to her first love of writing, poetry and story telling during the great pandemic of 2020 while living on a farm in Maryland. She finally can finally sit and see the forest for the trees. She holds a BA in American Civilization and Psychology from Williams College; a Master’s in Counseling from Howard University as well as a degree in Nursing from Montgomery College and Certification in Nurse Midwifery from the then University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.