Nancy Sandars poetry from 1943 to 2000 has been published in the book "Grandmother's Steps" (Agenda Editions 2001). One poem from this book, Göreme, is reproduced below:
The spirit moved on the face of the rock,
the dense mineral ocean, questing faults
for its purpose. Burrowed it, riddled it,
termite towers and parched seracs.
This was a landscape for the lives of saints
celled and serrated, at home
in Cappadocia. The rooted vine and fig
can hardly hold the earth,
but the intenser air tingles
with the high voltages of prayer.
Evening Primroses is a posthumous collection of poems, published by Agenda, with a preface by John Fuller.
It contains previously unpublished examples of her work from six decades, all characteristic of her sharp cultural and historical awareness, of her observant celebration of nature, and (in some moving last poems) of loneliness and loss.
Copies are available at £10.