In this book of poems, you may think the author is an artist with words. He uses words and phrases like an artist uses paints and brushstrokes. With words, he paints the most pleasant images in your mind. His colors are his emotions which he puts into poetry so artfully. His shades are the dark, unwanted realities of life, which he so deftly balances with light, or thoughts of illumination. One impressionistic poem, "Dream Music" (p. 12), gives you the same feeling as the most lovely impressionistic painting. It makes you wonder how he does it. Impressionistic poetry? He also writes expressionistic poetry, such as "Get Excited" (p. 29). Of course, he also includes other kinds of verse in this book of Poetic Art.