Travelling Through the Unexpected

travelling-cover (1)Lynette Arden lets us sit in the window seat while Travelling Through the Unexpected, as she distils crisp moments into memorable free-verse snapshots, stunning villanelles, haiku or tanka.  Arden observes the fringe of fur on hippo ears; the giraffe’s neck, escalator-long; and how the cricket stutter stops at a footfall.  Equally adept at portraying her fellow humans, Arden notices the optimism as the ninety-year-old applies sunscreen and the migraine sufferer’s view of the edge of a whirling fan.  So sit back and enjoy this poetic journey, confidently and masterfully driven by a poet with depth, diversity and insight.’ – Jude Aquilina

Travelling Through the Unexpected inscribes the arc of a life’s journey with poignant glimpses along the way. While she employs a variety of poetic forms, her dexterity with images and succinctness particularly demonstrate Arden’s mastery of Japanese brief forms. Continue reading “Travelling Through the Unexpected”