Obituary of Light: The Sangan River Meditations/ poetry
A sequence of reflections, of mindful blessings, on the everyday goings-on around Susan Musgrave's home on the Sangan River, ten miles outside Masset on Haida Gwaii. They were written the year her friend, a local beachcomber, Paul Bower, whose logs were used to build her seven-sided house, died of lung cancer.
Review Excerpts: Jennifer Boire, writing in Vallum: "Knowing the notoriety of one of Canada's well-known poets, I open this tiny book, the size of a prayer book or missal, not knowing what to expect. Right away I begin to savour the Zen-like musing of the first lines ... the poet distils the essence of words the way a good haiku shines a light on a brief moment in time ... the book is rich in wisdom, rich in insight, and well worth the discovery."
Karin Cope, writing in The Dalhousie Review: "Of all the books, this is my favourite, the one that I will keep on my bedside table and reread. Its stark lines are freighted with wisdom deep enough that I've yet to scrape bottom."
Book can be signed (personalized dedication) by author, upon request. Postage and mailing bag included in price.