Ryoanji Temple and Other Poems

Author: Steadman, John
Year:1993
ISBN:0-7734-2802-X
978-0-7734-2802-7
Price:39.95
The poems in this volume represent diverse facets of the author's responses to his travels in Europe and Asia, and to his enjoyment of classical and Renaissance literature and art.Other poems are reactions to three decades of residence in California. Recurrent themes are the interaction between art and nature, between actuality and myth, and between the "real" world and its variable (and occasionally distorted) images and reflections in the human mind -- and in the artist's own creations and re-creations.