This is contemporary wisdom literature in verse. The main theme is the cooperation of gifted human nature with divine art. The reader is invited into the process of human development and evolution. The direction is from modern to contemporary and the treatment is conventional. In Book I, after the resurrected Muse reveals herself to the disenchanted Nabataea shepherd, the earlier life of the Shepherd is then described after the manner of a symbolic discovery tour through select aspects of western culture. In Book II the Shepherd and the Muse venture forth as committed companions and the nature of their humanity unfolds in an increasingly down-to-earth setting.