“The most obvious aspect of Ringland’s poems is their original and true-to-life images from nature. But there is another component; I would call it wisdom. Moving through all the poems is the wisdom of one who has looked carefully and thought deeply.” – Dr. Shirley Walker, author Roundabout at Bangalow.

“Fence-posts, salty plums, a father’s felt hat, the joys and sorrows of a life recalled in its autumn years; Jean Ringland takes us on a lyrical journey into Seamus Heaney’s ‘heartland of the ordinary’ and returns us quietly altered.” – says local award-winning poet, Max Ryan.