Poetry has been called "the language of the gods," and in this collection of over 80 short poems, the principles and insights expressed in Schuon's other writings find a lyrical voice in the most simple and concise form. The poetic imagery is both metaphysical and mystical— whether Hindu, Christian, Moslem or American Indian— as well as drawing on the rich and universal symbolism of Virgin Nature. The message, much needed in our times, is an affirmation of the essential goodness of creation and the preciousness of the human state, not through self-deceiving optimism, but because the Good and the Real coincide, because God's essential nature is merciful, because man's deepest being is joy, peace and immortality.
A finite image of Infinity:
This is the purpose of all poetry.
All human work to its last limits tends;
Its Archetype in Heaven never ends.