Lessons in Poetry

For a Wayward Child of Sad Eyes and Lonely Heart

by Anita Garman & John Knowlton

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781982200992
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781982200985
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781982201005

About the Book

After her husband’s death—ending a marriage of 58 years—and in the midst of paralyzing grief, Anita Garman senses she is on a parallel journey with her husband’s soul. Ever distrustful of her own feelings, she finds herself in a ceaseless inner struggle between doubt and belief, reason and intuition.

But when a friend begins to recount dreams of messages sent her, which are unmistakably from her husband, Anita begins to challenge her own skepticism. A string of mysteriously synchronous events, together with her rediscovery of his love poems to her, draws her deep into a new relationship with him.

Her husband’s poetry and Anita’s letters to him intertwine to set up a connection that echoes across time and space as, late in life, she finds her way to a deeper, truer way of loving. This memoir is a magical love story of possibility that reaches beyond the threshold of death to unite earth and spirit in a promise of limitless connection.

About the Author

Anita Garman and John Knowlton met at Lewis and Clark College in 1951. They were married in 1954 and completed graduate studies at the University of Oregon. John taught Spanish poetry at Arizona State University and Anita provided training to teachers in student self-esteem. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life and now lives in Gilbert, Arizona.