This little congregation of poems begins with fishing and ends with a candle snuffer. Between come encounters with fear and faith, parting and death, friendship and love, dejection and peace. You will encounter a good bit of spiritual sense and just a bit of nonsense. You will read a strange story or two, you will feel the clutch of loneliness and the sting of bereavement, and you will be reminded of wisdom that shines far beyond these poems. Rhymed verse, free verse, a bit of rollicking fun, and a good deal of heart compose this uniquely varied and diverting collection of poems. Time and birds, a chipmunk and a squirrel, daisies and maples, a bloodhound, a zipper, a jar and cover, a nest, a buttercup, a bier, used shirts, tea, a cross stitch, and, almost inevitably, the sun come one by one to entice your thoughts and affections.