Here Comes Another Vital Moment

Diane Brown combines poetry, memoir and travel in Here Comes Another Vital Moment.

She has a poet’s gift for making every word count, painting word pictures and trusting the reader to see beyond the surface.

I loved the way she wove poetry into the prose:

From the Dom zu Berlin rooftops: a man clinging to the rounded blue glass of the new hotel roof as he adjusts something. Dizzy, I hold my breath, look away. Over in the distance, a think blue line on the horizon.

Those of us born on islands

always interpret blue

as sea, a distant line


as horizon to slip over . . .

It’s an original approach which makes this book so much more than a travelogue.

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Post 16 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.

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Over at In A Strange Land Deborah posts on Maraea and the Albatross by Patricia Grace, illustrated by Brian Gunson.

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