Vol 9 No 1 (2017)
Narratives and Poetry

Poems of Re-connection

Lisa M. Randall
Athabasca University
Bio
Published December 24, 2016

Abstract

These three poems explore the themes of loss due to emotional and geographic separation and subsequently, the reunions that technology has afforded when getting together and nurturing relationship is challenged by various distances. The parallels of the present and virtual connection will be explored as will the range of feelings that these experiences of family have given me. Loss, reunion, timelessness, estrangement and, rebuilding relationships are explored. Onet poem is a previously written one and I will write two new poems on this general topic in further exploration of this theme. Underlying and related themes may include questioning, acceptance, healing and growth with the integration of painful facts and hopeful futures made possible by virtual connection.