Synopses & Reviews
Home of Melancholy was realized in the year 2004, but some of the ideas and verses were written over the last ten years. The book's present form is the result of a long exercise on the part of the author, though she was never able to devote her full attention to writing. Until now, poetry was for her a monologue aimed at expressing her thoughts and moods. Sometimes the poetry is tinted with perception slightly affected by her medical condition. In Home of Melancholy, Ms. Michalska tries to be as close to the basic merits of life as possible, seeing it with the peripheral vision of an observer. Her foremost goal is clarity of poetic line.