Ten Poems About Angels

Romalyn Ante


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Candlestick Press
21 September 2022
ISBN: 9781913627133
24 pages

From the publisher

Human beings have always needed angels – figures to illuminate our lives and care for us. This anthology offers earthly and celestial angels, who appear in a nurse’s uniform or a flash of light, to lift us up towards belief, survival and love.

We meet a grandmother whose amazing love is celebrated and even a dog whose tail wagging wakes its adoring owner. Elsewhere, an angelic statue offers a moment of reflection for all who zoom past:

“I glimpsed our destination
in the rear-view glass
and in my heartbeat heard
the pulse of outspread wings.”

from ‘The Angel of the North’ by Ian Parks

Poet Romalyn Ante’s lyrical and moving selection explores the many things that ‘angel’ can mean, in lines which bring beauty and significance fluttering into our lives.

Poems by Romalyn Ante, Ellen Bass, Emily Dickinson, Philip Gross, Susan Harris, Ian Parks, Cheryl Pearson, Pascale Petit, Roger Robinson and Joanna Sedgwick.

Cover illustration by Sarah Kirby.