In her introduction to her short collection of poems (60 one-page poems), Unscrambled
Eggs, Nadia Brown writes, "I realized that dwelling on what I thought was past disappointments
would only hold my future in doubt and keep me from my purpose."
This theme is expressed in the title poem when she writes, but when will I learn/I can no
more unscramble eggs/than change the past. Brown hints at a relationship that has
gone sour. In "Gone" she writes, Gone are the days/of indifference/and sobering nights
"There Were No Bells" expresses her disappointment in what appears to be a romantic relationship.
Brown's disappointments with her past life are examined in these poems, but her determination
to carry on is also evident. Her many past difficulties make her resolve more admirable.
The poems follow no certain pattern and can be read in any order, but a reading from
front to back gives the reader a sense of progress Brown has made in adjusting to disappointments
and "getting on with her life."
A nice collection of poems.