An aging poet shares her "mixed experiences" with love - young love, disappointed love, other loves, short and sharp conclusions about love, and over-the-hill love. Humor and hard-won wisdom lie in these verses. Her subjects are things and events anyone can relate to from his or her own personal history.
Although penned by a former college professor, these poems in a variety of forms - rhymed and unrhymed- are not academic in tone. No, this volume is blood and bone reality in accessible and memorable lines.
There's an occasional tang of bitterness and a bit of regret, but most of these poems celebrate the joyful interest which love lends to our otherwise pedestrian lives.
This second collection of poems by Floridian Joan Bonnel Clark differs significantly from her first Glimpse of God, which was composed entirely of religious verses. She writes from over sixty years in roles as varied as daughter, student, professor, wife, mother, teacher, librarian, lover, and friend. Recorded in All about Love are her sensitive, but often unorthodox impressions and emotions.
Do not expect greeting card sentiments, but honest appraisals of how love seemed at a certain point in her life. Having weathered several marriages and raising four children in and around her professional accomplishments, Joan Clark dares to share in her senior years these immensely personal poems
Anyone can empathize with many of the experiences and emotions evoked by the enclosed lines. As to whom they were originally addressed, that will remain a mystery unless the proverbial shoe fits.