Soon after completing Greater Matter - A Journey of Poems to Death and Beyond, Silke was prompted to assemble unassuming house and garden poem pairs. The book that resulted is entitled Sweet Nothings. It includes 35-odd empty pages encouraging the reader to find peace by means of the writerly process. Since then, she has created two new manuscripts, and numerous new poems, as she composes almost daily. For the past few years, she has had to focus on caring for her elderly parents, both suffering from dementia, so she has been unable to fulfil her intentions to publish more. However, she is working on a few themes, which will emerge when the time is ripe.
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This was a space where Silke dreamed her dreams, spoke her mind, shared her journey and sometimes disappeared from - a sign that she was enjoying her solitude. In July 2021, she took a sabbatical from regular postings, in order to focus on a new relationship, as well as care for her elderly parents and their affairs.