Born in May, 1923

Having last written a poem in 1952 while aboard the ship bringing her as an Irish immigrant to Canada, Patricia Martinson gave up poetry until the mid-1970s. For the next forty years, she never stopped writing. Her more recent poems focus on a variety of topics including mishaps at sea, weather, people, ships, travels and partings during her decades-long career in the merchant navy. Now in her 90s, Patricia has turned her attention to revising and editing her work, with a view to eventual publication. A longterm member of ElderBerries, on January 14, 2018 she brought her book of works to the meeting and she read some, and others around the table read some.