Here are truly inspired poems. They breathe a primeval freshness—with metaphysical and spiritual insight articulating perennial wisdom anew. They tell of the holiness of the ages, and in voicing multiple spiritual traditions, pronounce love’s many names. Yet the poet sings also of our own time: of the trauma of the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, the suffering of the dispossessed. His verses are many-layered in their meanings and far-reaching in their range; they are musical yet stark in truth-telling, both playful and profound. These are poems to shape our vision, to commit to memory, to open our hearts to celestial truth and love. We can only be grateful that our age should be gifted with such a poet as Sam Davidson.