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Poems of loss, the passage of time and mortality
David J. Forsyth
A yellow plate and plastic fork,
In trash-bag tossed,
Tell nothing of the past nor her
Brief life, now lost.
Instead a few sweet crumbs upon
The plate remain,
Remnants of what no longer is.
We share the pain.
---from "Crumbs on a Yellow Plate"
In Footnotes, Hamilton area author and poet David J. Forsyth presents a lifetime's worth of poems, many of them dealing with the theme of human mortality. Forsyth has appended a brief footnote to each poem, recalling the circumstances of its creation and the challenges that he faced in writing it. The result is a collection that both readers of poetry and practising poets themselves will cherish.
Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5, 68 pp.