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On November 1st at 5:30 pm at Hawthorne she will be discussing her recent book Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed.
A cemetery may look peaceful. But looks can be deceiving. Lola Haskins digs into the stories that are told after dark, affording a glimpse into the (after)lives of those who don't necessarily rest in peace.
The Grace to Leave is Haskins' tenth book of poetry and is published as a title in the Van K. Brock Florida Poetry Series. This collection pays close attention to the natural world and the human heart.
And until you get to see Lola Haskins live, here is a little something for you to ponder...
Winnowing the True
Imitation pearls drawn across the teeth
feel smooth. Dyed fur resists when blown.
When out for butter, shun bright yellow.
A knot that moves on its branch is not a knot.
A word thrown over the shoulder is not a discussion.
A brick is not a personal flotation device.
A father will cover his sleeping son
but leave his dreams alone.
A jeweler will cut the extra face and risk the gem.
A Master will tell you he plays, a little.