Date of Award
Master of Arts
"There is only one real reason to read [and write] a poem, and that is to find your way to a larger life than would otherwise be yours to live." Poetry is "an instrument of discovery and transformation". This collection of poems is presented as three sections of a woman's journey of discovery and transformation. The first section travels through loss and change, beginning with my father's death, and ending with my child leaving home. The second section reflects on relationships--love in as many variations as snow. As a woman, I find myself as a solitary being in the world, and come to understand love as communion-with people, place, landscape, the creatures of the natural world--with all of life. In the third section, I leave my work and home of twenty years to study in Iowa. I set out on a new journey of travel and writing, towards a "larger life" I am hoping for.
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Joan G. Stewart
Stewart, Joan G., "Through the blue and yellow doors" (2003). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 271.