The Mistress of The House

February 2020 / October 2016

all the ferns and camellias are still adorning
her front door
but the mistress of the house
is there no more

I wrote this poem in memory of my Nanna, Ruth Evelyn Clarke, in the days after she passed away in October 2016.

Her house was sold in January 2020, and I was able to visit the empty house and film this footage prior to the keys being handed to the new owners today.

I have a lot of love left to give my Nanna but she is no longer here to receive it. I am grateful that I can channel my grief into writing and art. 

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