Chapter Overview

Natural Disasters,

The first part, Natural Disasters, consists of an array of darkly comic verse.

Unanswered Questions

The second section, Unanswered Questions, is a journey through love awakened, lost, remembered, deferred, rediscovered.

Occasional Truths

Part three, Occasional Truths, contains gentler, personal poems of family, reflections on aging and death.

Flickering Enlightenment

The fourth section, Flickering Enlightenment, explores themes of transcendence, doubt and surrender.

A Scheme for Brightness

The final part, A Scheme for Brightness, leading into the epilogue, probes and finally affirms the value of art and in particular poetry in the face of the daunting and unanswerable questions.

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