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Angels and Elephants-bookcover

By: Valerie Gascoyne

Angels and Elephants

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‘Angels look down from on high. Watching carefully over those they are appointed to protect, they silently lead us through times of trial, shaping us into the people we are destined to be. Their words soothe, comfort, guide and cajole us.
Elephants store the memories of a lifetime, wordlessly documenting all that has been, never forgetting the smallest detail or emotion. They are the great record-keepers, remembering everything exactly as it was. The recollections they hold enable us to become better people, to grow and learn, to develop and improve.
As I write, a pandemic rages across the globe. It snuffs out precious lives before their time and yet permits wildlife to flourish in once busy cities. Lockdowns tear loved ones apart but communities rally together as never before.
In moments of great loss and heartbreak, poems can soothe and comfort and give form to silent emotions and difficult memories.
May the angels keep their careful watch, guiding your footsteps and carrying you when you fall.
May the elephants remember your joys and document your progress and may the verses in this book soothe your soul and lift your spirit.’

Valerie Gascoyne

Valerie Gascoyne was born in Wimbledon.

She has always been creatively driven and began writing poetry when she was a teenager. Valerie got involved in writing lyrics for songs and in the early ’80s wrote the lyrics to ‘Come Another Day’ which was released in Norway through M.A.M. music. She continued to write poetry and has had some individual poems printed in various anthologies. She is passionate about words and all forms of creative expression, including Art and Music.

This is Valerie’s first collection to be published. Some of the poems are inspired by her own personal experiences, others are observational.

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  • Katie Howe

    What a beautiful poetry book full of sensitive poems and exquisite artwork. I found this very calming in what is a very unsettled time. My go-to book when I'm feeling low.

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