"The beautiful spirits hovering about these poems include Robert Lax, Father Matthew Kelty, Meister Eckhart, and, yes, Thomas Merton. The poems themselves are pure Paul Quenonplayful, questioning, meditative, suffused with joy and wonder at the mystery of creation. His readers will come away quietly amazed, lit up like the stars."
-Frederick Smock, Professor of English, Bellarmine University
"This volume is the zenith of a contemplatives artistry. Quenon paints in words in a counter-cultural tour de force, gobsmacking us with the sapiential wisdom of the ages, its creatures and Creator, cosmic and terrestrial. He riffs, chants, riddles, and jests in tones of darkness, solitude, and reflection with all the continuity of a broken line, alluding to the mentors of his widely-read and long-lived consciousness and finding the Eternal in what slips between the in and out of the breath."
-Lynn R. Szabo, Professor of English, Trinity Western University; editor of In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems of Thomas Merton
"These are poems of deep attention, meditative, contemplative, mischievous and metaphysical works threading the inner life with the outer world. They interweave words and silences, channeling the spirit of Merton, Dickinson, Rilke, King David along with robin song, whirlwind, thunder and prayer, resulting in both a comprehensive study of everything and a celebration of the beauty of nothing."
-John B. Lee, poet, winner of the 1995 CBC/Tilden Award for Poetry
"There is an incisive yet tender wisdom in Paul Quenons new poems, ancient markings for modern pilgrims, aphoristic insights that offer oxygen for the longing soul, a beauty that allures and whispers come and see, sit and dine, drink, and slake a deeper thirst."
-Ron Dart, author, university professor, and mountaineer