Poetry. Translated from the Latvian by Rita Laima Berzins. Photographs by Andris Eglitis. This volume collects Baltvilk's work from 1990-2002. "Writer, poet, translator from Lithuanian and German, editor, author of some 40 books, 25 of which were written for children, observer and friend of nature and wildlife--Janis Baltvilks considered himself lucky in a very deep, religious way: he was grateful for the gift of life itself. He possessed a a remarkable humility that enabled him to accept everything around him as a gift and a lesson. What he learned he passed on to his readers"--Rita Laima Berzins.