Funny, sublime, and highly accessible, the poetry of Elizabeth Elliott brings to life themes of love, family, religion, politics, sex and death. Her second collection features both newly published poems and work selected from a career spanning nearly 70 years of writing. Her poetry explores the human condition in our quests for power and truth, for persistence, justice and hope. On our need for individuality, a purpose, and for achieving our goals with courage and persistence. Her poems show us our innocence and our temptations, our gratitude and appreciation, and our freedom. Our struggle to overcome loss and death, evil and harm, and to find love and joy with the healing power of our spirit and our psyche. And our capacity to play, to study nature, science, and time, to create art and beauty, to sense the paradox and to experience the transformation of our lives. Here is the poetry of life, and a life of poetry.