The Art of Floating

Melanie Marttila captures the solace and healing she has found in the terrestrial landscapes, flora, and fauna of northeastern and southwestern Ontario while balancing the ebbs and flows of her mental health. There is similar reprieve in looking skyward as she shares in beautifully crafted poems the reflections of celestial patterns on moods, perceptions and relationships. Through the often insignificant and mildly miniscule moments in life, Marttila demonstrates the truth and hope that lie within each, whether connecting with land or sky. The Art of Floating is dedicated to the poet’s father, who taught her how to surrender to and survive the rough waters of mental illness.

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The Art of Floating is dedicated to the poet’s father, who taught her how to surrender to and survive the rough waters of mental illness. Solace and healing are found in nature, not only in the terrestrial landscapes, flora, and fauna of northeastern and southwestern Ontario, but also in looking to the skies, particularly the moon. Celestial and seasonal reflection tilts into the ethereal and supernatural and then into the scientific, before grounding itself in the people who inhabit these disparate territories, and wresting hope from every observation, interaction, and experience, along the way.

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Dimensions:

92 Pages
9in * 6in * 1in
1lb

Published:

April 06, 2024

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781988989747

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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