Readers will recognize where Sheila E. Murphy is coming from. You will find such pleasure reading between the lines, meditating, and musing on the text, as she navigates recent history, modern-day politics, and popular culture, with her usual deftness, and musicality, that create an internal rhythm, sometimes through displacement, humor, measure, or esthetics. No matter what avenue Murphy takes, she will make you think. You will witness her expertise as with other verse forms, such as the non-English ghazal (the hay(na)ku is itself a naturalized form of the haiku), and will be affected by her spirituality. An evocative tour de force from one of America's leading contemporary poets.