'Tanya Mendonsa's jewelled poems pull the reader into a complex fairy-tale world not just of beauty and magic but of blood and betrayal as well. Filled with passionate love for the natural world and its creatures these are poems to remember.' - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Tanya Mendonsa's second collection of poems is an exploration of a meditation on two eternal themes: love and friendship and the power of the past.
In these poems are to be found passionate longing and profound loss but this is no ordinary homage to those most celebrated of human feelings. Mendonsa's directness and simplicity are by turns intimate terrifying uplifting and ultimately liberating. These poems open our eyes to a world seen anew with a lyricism that never ceases to astonish and delight.
'Tanya Mendonsa's work is cosmopilitan in reference yet deeply rooted in ... a magical corner of a storied land.'
'Mendonsa's poetic language reminds one of the language of dreams saying exactly what it has to say ... the ordinary becomes extraordinary.'
'A sensuous feast ... poems that are painted with an artist's brush.'