In the spare and luminous language of Machado, we find an extraordinary sensitivity to place and landscape. The poems in this volume capture Machado's deep connection to the landscape of Soria and Castile, which he considered his spiritual centre. Many of his poems are the result of long walks through the towns and countryside. He often entered the inner world by first penetrating the outer world of landscapes and objects. This is a meditation on the ongoing cycle of human life interwoven with that of nature.
Dennis Maloney is a poet and translator. His translations include the work of Pablo Neruda and Juan Ramon Jime.