In nature, it is common knowledge that, like the diamond, gold is eternal. Nearing the age of seventy-five, David Rosen, though dealing with aging, chronic illness, and other end-of-life issues, recognizes also in this time that his creative ability is strengthened by keener and more intimate self-knowledge and by deeper connections with the earth and his surroundings. The title of this collection comes from Rosen's small poem, "Cold grey wind . . . / warming to gold," which reflects his process of staying connected to Earth and family, despite cold grey winds of age and change. These poems will touch readers and stimulate them on their own quests for meaning.
This is the ninth collection of haiku by David H. Rosen.