beyond the littered path that winds through frosted night.
Absent from the world and life too long,
Entombed in darkness,
buried in silence,
ensnared in Winter’s clenched and hateful hands,
she struggles up
from valleys of grief
inching by on shallow beams of hope.
At the edge of the world
where sorrows dim
she comes upon the green fields
of her longings and desires,
where icy mourning melts and thaws toward Spring,
where night will never fall again,
slaying all her tomorrows.
For in the shadow of this solemn dawn,
once dead, she lives again.
Susan Speranza was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where she had an interesting and creative childhood. It was during this period that her future stories and writings took root. In order to keep sane through all the craziness of life, she spent her spare time writing in high school, college and later on when married. Anything and everything. The culmination of this effort was a prose poem, The City of Light, which was previously published and has recently been given new life as an ebook.
Somewhere in the middle of her life so far, after a great personal upheaval, Speranza went back to school, became a High School Librarian. She fulfilled a childhood dream of living in the country when she finally escaped suburbia and moved to Vermont, where she now lives, works and writes.