"Orla Grant-Donoghue’s visionary gift extends far beyond surface and depth perception. Finely sifted particles of light and shade explore the landscape of love and loss through nature’s ever changing prism. Emotional texture draws from details fragile yet illuminating (‘constellations of shells’), resilient yet yielding (‘life’s jagged timeline’). Shape opens portals of memory in mysterious ways. From feather, sky, forest and shore, sensual imagery reveal the poet’s lyrical sensibilities. Whether present or transient time, mood symphonies orchestrate heartbreak layered with hope. One of the truly great achievements of Fragments is to take the optical arena and weave from the source of light itself, mystical and uplifting possibilities."
- Eileen Casey (Poet, fiction writer and independent press)