These poems show how deeply imbedded Stock is in the natural world. The work is unique, passionate and intimate; accessible, yet intelligent. His subject matter is universal.
The book offers an exquisite buffet for a reader's diet. It buzzes with creativity. Stock extrapolates an emotional energy line by line. His use of personification is superb. There is humour and playfulness. Don't bother with a bookmark; here is poetry that will tempt you to read in one sweep.