Dan Guenther is a poet for all seasons who speaks to us through unique imagery and often brilliant contrast about his many years walking the western landscape, the old Ute trails in Colorado, foreign lands, and a war-torn countryside. His deep relationship with the natural world, and all its creatures has a way of healing, making connections, and balancing one 's life in the great scheme of living and dying. In silence and solitude and in secret places, from Vietnam to a winter campsite, he ponders the big questions, and we listen. His meditations on time, space and light, ancient cliff dwellers and new beginnings, awaken the poet in us. We feel his compassion and respect for all things living and dead. The world of the night heron, wolverine, mule deer, and lynx, all hold mystical truths for him.