I’m delighted to announce that Another Troy won the Gold Medal for the 2021 Human Relations Indie Book Awards. The book won in the category of Wisdom Poetry. Despite her youth, my mother, Joan Wehlen Morrison, wrote wise poetry. As she ponders shortly after the start of World War II, “Did I Make the World?”
Here are we two and the night is white clouded
And the dream-music drifting out the window
Punctuated at the hour by themes broadcast
And we return to Träumerei.
I can hardly believe
Even now the pulp of flesh is draining white
In Poland, that there is any life anywhere
Save this dream life of ours.
Perhaps all this world is only ‘I imagine.’
All mine. I made it.
(September 25, 1939)