Within a Tear, a Smile and You is an intertwining passage of feelings, love, regret, sadness, loneliness, happiness, and adventure. The book takes us on a journey of emotions as it travels through memories, others’ stories, and people and places that have left a deep imprint in Ailsa’s thoughts and follow her throughout her life.
The poetry comes from deep within Ailsa’s heart and feelings as she tries to express how a simple gesture of a smile, a walk in nature, a swim in the ocean, the comfort of a loving hand, or the feeling of freedom in the art of the dance can affect your moods and carry you on a cloud, taking you to a place where you find inner harmony and dreams that you dare to come true.
About the Author
Ailsa Craig lives in Far North Queensland, Australia. The natural beauty of this environment, her family and her experiences are a constant inspiration for her writing. Ailsa can surround herself in the green, lush colours of the tropics and write about her deepest feelings, memories that have clung to her, past loves, family, travels, the ocean, the mountains and friendship.
This is Ailsa’s third book and second poetry book; a book she hopes will become a companion for those wanting to escape into times that may reflect similar feelings and memories and maybe take the reader back to a treasured moment or moments experienced in their own lives.