Hannah tells stories in her poems of her romance with God. Yet these poems have a grit to them in the midst of this love for God. She shares her vulnerability of her journey and this light and dark is evident in the words she uses.
The title piece ‘Dawn after Curling’ is a narrative more than a poem, a story of a girl on a journey and a God who’s accompanying her.
“God hitches her skirts, fastens her flying goggles, and ties a natty rose- coloured scarf about her head. There is work to be done.”
Following that opening is some beautiful poetry. We’ve included 'Hope from the Shadows' here:
Sometimes the darknessis so thickwe struggle to find homeamidst earth's noise.God is silent and hopeflickers only dimly.Into such a winter worldwas born lightin Palestine: announcedto hillside vagrantsand wandering magicians.In that light was hopeto overwhelm titansand drown nightmare eons of pain.
And into the cave's empty shadowsshone blinding celestial joy.
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