"Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet."--Robert Lowell
In this collection of more than 100 poems composed over the last forty years, Thich Nhat Hanh's clarity shines forth, transforming the pain and difficulty of war and exile into a celebration of awareness and the human spirit.
"Thich Nhat Hanh's poems have an almost uncanny power to disarm delusion, awaken compassion, and carry the mind into the immediate presence of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha." —Sogyal Rinpoche
"The clear, still mind of this meditation teacher gives rise to piercing images time and time again. Nhat Hanh seems an inherently skilled poet....It is these poetic works—more than his essays or lectures—that show Thich Nhat Hanh clearly to be a Zen mystic."—San Francisco Chronicle
"When we despair for our world, this book is a wise friend to turn to."—Essential Living