From the author: "This is a book about water--streams, rivers, lakes, seas--and about new beginnings. Poetry has always been a direct and living response to life's varied circumstances. Is it the fragility of life and its huge power--both--which keep us in balance and alive? The movement generated by the changes is renewal itself. Seeking a language for this has been one way of integrating experience and coming into harmony. The energy of the writing changes me."