The poems in this volume reveal how much of our lives are rooted in feeling as well as in fact, in imagination as well as action. The poems dwell on things remembered or seen. The focus on the subject is clear and lucidly expressed, the poet teasing out its resonances while holding emotion on a tight rein. Their principal subject is childhood, lovingly described but somehow also threatened (as in The Fox on the Stairs and Lessons in the Wind, two striking poems).
This is the standard edition, with no illustrations.