Life, no matter how challenging, is a source of grace, inspiration, sensuality and wry humor in Hortensia Anderson's creative writing. Her haibun are executed in brief, delicate brushstrokes that skillfully weave the ethereal and wistful through the harsh realities of life.
A leitmotiv of loss being transcended by beauty reverberates through her work. She writes with exquisite sensitivity and is a master of understatement. Each haibun transports us into its small self-contained world where we pause for a while before gently returning as creatures changed by her words and vision.
In her writing we do indeed hear "the sounds of time blow through/ the sea of space".
- Maria Steyn