Holding Heaven – A Collection of Poems is about all the splendored manifestations of light on Earth. It contains the poems of seekers, those who treasure hope, and those who behold with awe. It also portrays the faces of humankind, how arrogance prevents insight, and how fickleness may be perceived as wisdom. Some interrogate fate and choice and others query the epiphany of our travel through time, what courage means, and what freedom entails.


Elsa Mondou, like many, is a seeker, and these poems that are offered herein are simply that, an offering which was requested to be shared. Before he died, Elsa’s father had very much desired that these poems be published, and he was right; they are meant for everyone, to give light to the loved and the lost.



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