Anne ONeill perceives this book of poetry to be a literary roadmap for the many diverse places she has lived over the past 40 years: The Southern California and Oregon coasts, the High Sierras, the deserts of the Southwest and, in particular, Gualala on the remote coast of Northern California. Each location possesses a unique beauty that became a powerful muse for poetic expression, the language of the soul. In this sense, the selection of poems is a roadmap for the interior life as well, revealing a depth of insights and emotions. The poems are free form, bound only by a sense of rhythm, according to ONeill. She includes a sprinkling of haiku with its stringent rules to create a contrasting balance.