Life brings us many experiences over the decades, and might be painful or joyous - or even simply grey. However rich or difficult, they can be elusive and hard to put into words. But all experiences become part of who we are, whether we can express them or not. In these poems Christine tries to capture the essence of some of those times, from her own life as well as others during the nearly 30 years since her previous book (Mis-Steps and Dances) was published. (Lle Noddfa Books originated in Wales and is roughly pronouced 'thley noth-va'. The Welsh meaning of the name is ""place of refuge"")
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