This volume of poetry consists of large variety of poems selected posthumously. The depth of human emotions, displayed in rich imagery taken from nature, leave the reader with a feeling of awe. One cannot help but ponder the deeper meanings in life.
"A Straight and Narrow House" consists of 22 poems written in quatrains of four-stress lines. This form is appropriate to the "straight and narrow" path the father has chosen and the son attempts to follow. The speaker in the poem, the son, reflects on the image he has held of his father and the events that disturbed his image of the farm as a paradise. It is a powerful story with vivid natural imagery and a deeply engaging sense of the supernatural.
"Unicorns in the Sun" is a sonnet sequence consisting of 46 Shakespearean sonnets. It is a story of love, joy, loss, suffering, and struggle with time, which is eventually conquered by art. The exquisite imagery of the seasons reflects the speaker's inner journey.
"Metamorphosis" is a fairy-like, imaginative work of art that takes the reader into its world of magic.
The remaining poems are grouped according to features that they share. Most are later poems, but some are from the poet's earliest writings.
The poems included in this volume come from the depths of the poet's soul. They are memorable, reflective, and capture the reader's heart.