by Ron Pies
This collection of works offers a rare journey through the poet’s experience as a psychiatrist and as a man. Each poem in this collection has its “depth, space/and flowering height,” as do the hyacinth and late tulip that Pies tends in his garden. This is a world of pain, loss, joy, and growing older, where the physician’s keen observation meets the poet’s compassionate heart, and where each line is rich with tension, music, and maturity. In these poems, there is a powerful faith in man and his ability to prevail.