"From a Distance."

By Mary Whitby

The title of Mary Whitby's book 'From a Distance', is a line from a poem of the same name in this collection. The golden sprayed waves on the cover give a hint to the poem's content and is just one of the experiences where the author finds her inspiration. Her work with children, the horrors of war, her love of nature, traditions of Christmas and everyday incidents find their way into her writing. Her poems will inspire, amuse, and perhaps even cause you to recall memories of your own experiences. Things that touch her heart inevitably end up in a poem, be it sad, funny, shocking or whimsical, and this small book has them all.

Book Details

  • Author: 150
  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication Date: 2014-03-17
  • ISBN: 978-1-4973-4697-0
  • ASIN: 1497346975
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Price: $7.50

About the author: Mary Whitby

Pambula NSW

She was to many, including our club, a teacher. Mary was born in Sydney and trained for her profession at Balmain Teachers' College before she moved locally to take up her teaching career. She met and married a country boy, reared a family of four children, and all the while continued writing poems - a passion that began in her own school days.

According to the attendance books, Mary first came to the Writers of the Far South Coast as a visitor on the 15th June, 2002 - although many have known her for much longer. Since joining the club she successfully published a book of her poetry titled "From a Distance". When the club became incorporated in 2007, Mary took on the hard task of treasurer and public officer and kept the role until 2014. She was an anchor during turbulent years when the club's future seemed uncertain. Her wisdom, wit and sense of humour will be missed. Thank you Mary for the time you shared with us... for a little while.

Mary passed away on the 1st September, 2016.