Poetry. Nature plays a strong role in this collection of poetry. This is nature portrayed both through outer observation and inner reflection. Place can mean somewhere as detailed as the mountaintop of Sakurajima or as wistful as the last fleeting days of February. “The sparsely written poems are so evocative it is though one can hear the poet speak. Such purity of tone, brevity of expression, and clarity of view is refreshing and exhilarating. We recall our reluctant admiration of the beauty of the elements while in awe and fear of the majestic and inescapable strength those same possess when even one’s “big coat” is little protection”–Sindiwe Magona.