book of poems

I DON'T KNOW

HOW TO DO THIS

poems on aging, 2011

This volume, I don’t know how to do this, describes some of the experiences, moods, rewards, and challenges of growing older.  A few of the poems in this collection first appeared, some in slightly different form, in her previously published books, though most of the poems are new.  This book also includes three stories from Vilma’s family stories memoir, Mostly Roses.

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I Don't Know

How to Do This

praise & recognition

REVIEW

"In this candid and poignant journey Vilma explores the dilemmas, anxieties, surprises and joys of getting older, tells it like it is, with wit and wonder.

Like a trusted friend who tells the truth, whether funny or painful to hear, Vilma’s poems leave readers intimately connected ... and more accepting of themselves.

This volume of poetry is a rare page turner and a wonderful gift to anyone navigating the frontier of growing old."

Annelisa MacBean, 
Psychotherapist, Executive Coach