This is nearly all the poetry that Mark A. Valco wrote from 1983 to 2003. There are over 900 poems filling 358 pages here. The subject matter is everything under the sun. He endeavors to convey human ideas through images of nature. Mark Valco is inspired how people across the globe devote their lives to their tasks, such as women in China weaving silk, or scientists in remote deserts counting the bees that land on flowers. His theme is existential, that we create our own reason for living, but it is also Sethian in that we create our own home. As a spokesman for the largest trees on Earth, Mark says, "Watch my subtle fort fabricate itself" and as a spokesman for his fellow humans, he admonishes us to let our knowledge be our home. Just like all living things, we have lunched on sun today, but by being true to ourselves, we all have warrant in the shade. This is not light reading about lost loves and babbling brooks.