Francine Schwartz, Dancing Shadows
Photographer: Susan Fan-Brown
Publisher: Blurb, 2010
Hard cover: $34.95
Soft cover: $24.95
Memories are often obscured by secrets and shadows — moving, blending, changing from one to the other. But sometimes they emerge in light so clear it is as if all the years between then and now are erased.
These poems and photographs glimpse into that realm of memories — where emotions and visions that we can’t always express live in our psyches and are part of who we are. Glimpses into our souls — that for a moment in time are there and then, like dancing shadows — go away.
Francine Schwartz is drawn to language that opens the door to dreams, feeling, and individual interpretation. Her poems blend what is revealed with what is hinted to capture the essence of a moment in time.
Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including Bewildering Stories, where she was given the Editors’ Choice Award.
“The poems in this volume were inspired by Peter, who knew me from that first moment on Vallejo Street when we watched our shadows dancing on the sidewalk.”
In the grass
And this time it felt as if
The moment lingered,
Movies of Our Minds
It’s an old story
Listening to the silhouettes
Photographer Susan Fan-Brown sees movement between the ever-changing moments of nature, the shimmering subtleties amidst the lights and shadows. She focuses on the simplicity of the essential elements. The photographs in this volume are a tribute to nature’s miracles — a visualization of the magic and beauty in the world that surrounds us.
Copyright © 2010 by
and Susan Fan-Brown