"I am particularly fond of this book," Muth says. "Because it combines the two major interests of my life--poetry and art. They have been the focus of my life for many years. Although I am now in my mid-eighties, my outlook is still filled with the same enthusiasm as when I was ten years old. Reading is what I do in my spare time and I enjoy the present and look forward to the future. My words and images all come from somewhere inside me, from my heart and my imagination. They are meant to be shared with others."MARCIA MUTH was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the past thirty-eight years. Her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe) and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont). This is her fourth book of poetry.