I have to you and told you



The poems in this collection reflect both the experience of growing up and growing old. They seek to find a primitive connection to a natural world that is fast disappearing. They look at what is lost and what is still present—though ignored—in twenty-first-century life.

The underlying power that keeps emerging lies in the images that speak a language that cannot be spoken, and of a river—the Tennessee River-that drives the heart of this poet.