The Road to Paradise
“The poems are various, and they extend in many directions. There are many landmarks along the road to paradise. The poet points to them and invites us to see them for what they are, or for what he sees them to be. It is a casual, gratuitous invitation. ‘Look,’ he says ‘this is what I see, this is what I feel, and these are the words I choose to express my spirit.’ We come to trust his vision, his sense of the world. The invitation is to wonder, to delight, to solace, to discovery, to the sacred within us. We accept, and we are enriched in acceptance.
The language here is simple and direct, the style is plain. We are at ease in the presence of these things. They are to be taken as they were written, one at a time, thoughtfully, in quiet celebration.”
―N. Scott Momaday
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet
from his Foreword