The Heart is a Nursery for Hope by Elaine Reardon is a small collection poetry. Reardon combines an interesting mix of spirituality, life, seasons, and hope in her poems. From the cold of winter to the hot spring in Mexico, the poetry will take a reader on a journey. The poetry is written in free verse and holds a level of maturity and a natural flow.
Like what changes the heart
what charges iron to rust
can’t be removed easily
~ Canning Jars
The topics vary in the collection but all the poems are well grounded. The poems tie in well together whether Reardon is writing about the depths of winter or an old toaster. Reardon writes with reflection but the depth of the poems is within the grasp of the recreational reader. A nice and easy to read collection that misses all the expected cliches and triteness one usually sees in these collections. Well done.