I invite you to savor the beautiful poetry and spirit of Christine Moran and make a contribution to the MS Trust (dedicated to making life better for people living with multiple sclerosis by providing free information to everyone affected by MS and by supporting the health professionals who work with multiple sclerosis).
It was my pleasure and honor to participate in this exquisite collection of poems by doing the artwork for the cover and writing the introduction.
Chris Moran found poetry and poetry found her. She recovered from alcoholism only to be faced with a long-delayed diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, experiences documented in her first volume of poetry with honesty, humility and humour.
She doesn’t deny the sadnesses in life, and acknowledges with a clear eye the despair that can sometimes take us unawares, but she is always pulled towards joy, and gently takes the reader with her.
She is also a bold experimenter, and here we find a sonnet about bees, a villanelle about approaching spring (the poet’s favourite time of year), and haiku about her unborn grandchildren:
Tiny seed planted
germination soon in place
fruit of the autumn.
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