Lynne Hjelmgaard

Mountains at Sea
for Stig

Once the seas started to build
it could take days

for them to subside
and the more they grew

the more I could sense
the turning point

they brought you to –
which couldn’t be found otherwise

this turning – and the calm
it for you contained.

Lynne Hjelmgaard, born in NYC, lived in Denmark, teaching creative art for children before moving to the UK. Her third book recalls a journey taken on a sailboat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and back to Europe with her late husband. ‘A Boat Called Annalise is a triumphant collection of poetry’. She is currently working on her fourth poetry collection.