I loved this collection of poems- Gibbons' writing is quietly lyrical and never obvious or outright. Through the simple language and subjects, he weaves together a song for the reader based on everyday experiences, observations and moments. I've never read any other collections from Gibbons (except for the prose collection Five Pears or Peaches- which is lovely, too), so Sparrow introduced me to some truly beautiful pieces from an earlier time, such as "Maybe It Was So."-that one is a beauty. This is a collection to savour, it makes me wish his other works weren't mostly out of print!