"Soon Venus blazes in an indigo sky
and leaves her silver footsteps
in the still lake below.
Through with beauty."
These phrases, selected at random, catch the author's deep responses to
the myriad worlds within the world. She looks down and sensitively
describes the treasures beneath her feet, but is ready to look up as
well, toward the mysteries hidden among the stars-poems of above and
below. These are dedicated to the ever-new yet ancient wisdom of
Sophia-the very embodiment of wisdom-whom the poet herself subtly
embodies, as her descriptions in her writings reveal, reaching out as
they do into the varied aspects of existence.