A Second Whisper
is a thoughtful and sensitive collection of poems that reflect the
changing identities of a woman: in motherhood, in widowhood, in friendship and
grief. There are elegies to the loss of her mentor and partner, the poet Dannie
Abse in 2014 which are a tribute to their deep friendship. There are also poems
to her late husband who died in 2006 and for their children and for
relationships from the author?s past in New York City and Denmark.
The poems are both elegiac and celebratory,
they move and change tone as the author travels to the past and negotiates
through the geography of grief and feelings of displacement in London and
finally, opens to her new life in the present.