Time marches on for all of us. Childhood. Growing up. Romance. Sorrow. Heartbreak.
Melancholy. Marriage. Divorce. Death. Work - always work. Unlike most people, some write
about it to analyze our feelings and thoughts, to expel them, or to share.
Yvonne Lorraine (van der Westhuizen) Engela wrote poetry in her home language Afrikaans, and
in English. She never thought her poetry would ever be good enough to publish. Later on, she
put it all away and didn't talk about it anymore. Her child brought her the joy and
happiness that nobody else could. Life went on...
Not long after her death, her daughter found a stash of old notebooks full of poetry written
in her youth - and realized what a treasure trove her mother had left her. A look inside her
mother's soul, as a young woman, and as a talented writer and poet...
Christina Engela is proud to announce an unknown and talented new South African poet to the
world - her mother - Yvonne Lorraine Engela.