This book is the winner of the 1982 Juniper Prize, the annual poetry award sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Press. Jane Flanders views life with quiet surprise and irony. Her voice is precise and even, always clear, and in command of intellectual nuance and lively feeling. Her subjects range from mountains, battlefields, and Japanese landscapes to farm kittens, dancers, painters, and children. Experiences and objects are transformed by her delicate touch, and are felt in her rhythms, distinctive imagery, and arrangements of language, and in her persistently expanding thought.