Author: Emma McClain
The poems in this book are over forty years in the making. They were written throughout various stages in my life and echo the thoughts, feelings, and transitions of those moments. Some wayward poems have been forgotten and then later rediscovered, while others have been kept close for comfort in trying times. Some have been left untouched in their original state, while others have been reshaped through new perspectives. Together, they are collective reflections of my experiences in my life as I journey to become closer to God.
At sixteen, I set about writing “the great American novel.” I ended up writing my first poem instead. Being a very shy person, I found that poetry was a natural vehicle to convey the deep emotions that evaded expression through speech. I am a longtime resident of sunny Southern California, have two wonderful grown children, and am very active in my church.