Bouquets for Estuary
"Barbary Chaapel's second collection of poetry is fully as rewarding as her first. Covering a greater variety of subject matter, it is rich with the same inspired and inspiring imagery and metaphor. Another outstanding feature of Chaapel's work is her endings, as in "Song of Sago." Most important, anyone who has experienced disappointment and tragedy and is now looking for hope will find it in Estuary."...
Dr. Barbara Smith
Herein, find my intentionally transparent world. Without guile I share my journey with you, from the tear that drops into the small mountain stream trembling, tumbling to the mouth of the sea: Estuary.
The thing is, I don't want ever to look back at this work and think to myself, I could have been more honest. I want to triumph over the quiet withholding of a lifetime.
May you recognize my words...