Reflective Moments


Whether watching a sunrise or sunset, dealing with loved ones or strangers, or visiting the world at large, enjoyment can be increased and anxiety brought to reason through this book of reflective moments. Noela McNamara’s second book of tanka verse is designed to help find a way through the many challenges that are part of daily experiences. Everyone needs small reminders to have trust in their own judgements and life decisions.

  • Title: Reflective Moments
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2023
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 122
  • ISBN: 9780645538137

Noela McNamara

Noela McNamara began writing poetry and stories while she was a teenager living on the farming outskirts of Brisbane. She studied literature as a mature-age student, gained several degrees and certificates, and tutored at James Cook University Cairns in English and Indigenous Australian Studies. Now both retired, Noela and her husband share time with their children and twelve grandchildren in Cairns, the Sunshine Coast and Canada. A large family with accompanying laughter and tears, as well as umpteen notebooks of “scribblings” squirrelled away over many decades, inspire her lively imagination to continue to create poems and stories.