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Jane wrote The Sea at the Edge of Light during the five years she and her husband lived a few steps from the ocean north of Mendocino. Using allegories, paintings and poetry, Jane’s book celebrates taking chances and moving out of the past, away from the city to a land of waves, fog, ravens and shorebirds, of chill winds, fiery sunsets, and nights of a million stars above a small house on a dune, a setting where autumn years, mortality, God’s presence, and the mystery of light are woven into the fabric of love. The illustrations are from her original paintings.

JANE’S NEW BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE
The Sea at the Edge of Light

$14.00 plus tax and shipping.
To purchase your copy, please email Jane

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In the Company of Tears

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EXCERPTS from The Sea at the Edge of Light

“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

THE SEA AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT

Extemporaneous Insanity

“Madness,” said they,
“risky, foolhardy.”
“Scary,” said I,
to blow with the wind
from a life all in order,
to leave with my love, a new love,
for dunes stark and cold,
and high on the map
in nowhere’s middle—
and worse, at an age
the lithe, blithe
and youngerly
call old and finished
and that dreadful word,
elderly.
To the wind I asked,
“When will I find a better later?
Now was once later;
now will soon be yesterday;
the next later
could drop off the edge
of some flat earth of future.”
And the wind answered, “Go!”

SO I DID

With no wings
to fly like the raven
no feathers, fragile bones and fiber,
I flew with the wings of dreams,
flew to the sea…..

FEATHERS OF THE PRESENT

Even birds know
we cannot hold onto
the hummingbird’s blur
or the feathers of air under a seagull’s wings…..

DOWN TO THE LONG WAVES

The long waves, weaving tales of life and death,
come like the wind with its stories.
These waters with their power,
their calm, terrible, wonderful voices
tell us how miraculous
it is that we are each a small word
in the language of the waves.

AN ABSOLUTE

I do not ask
what if
I had not moved
from the safe to the uncertain,
what if
I had not unfolded the wings of dreams…..