Everywhere this poet invokes nature, speaks through nature, yet finds human encounter, inadequacy, and loss. "What two people avoid in the
dark could light the world." And throughout the traveling, his soul speaks in some of the freshest lines I have seen in a long while, as if they had just washed up out of the sea
itself onto our shores. Of all our human eloquence, says the poet, eloquently: "I prefer ciphers left by birds' feet." On The Way Here we are stopped by breathless moments of
clarity and recognition, oases we might have thought were mirages. An inspired and inspiring book.