The latest from the author of In Search of Home, this is a collection about looking, and seeing. Through it runs the story of the transformation of Chris Considine's poor eyesight after cataract surgery. The poems look closely at places — a city by the sea, a small island, a valley in the Pennines — and at small natural objects: daisies, woodlice, a tiny spider. They also look into stories from the history of these and other places and of the poet's family.
The poems have a deftness of touch, a strongy visual impact, and employ an active language delighting in, as Tennyson said, 'fitting aptest words to things'. [These poems] make us see things as if for the first time.