flashing beauty against the blinding snow
The climax of the poem is the silent but profound, spiritual commun-
ication the MFW and the gray fox participate in.
There are other landscapes that are mentioned in this poetry collection in the form of the persona poem where the mountains speak in “What The Mountains Say;” where the creek speaks in “What The Creek Says;” and the rocks speak in “What The Rock Says.”
In “Calving” she describes the bloody wrestling match that the humorous MF and cow, who is giving birth, participate in.
In “When the Children Come Home” the MFW and the MF can never fully celebrate their homecoming:
The last poem “October Dusk” the MFW views her husband not as someone who is embittered, wasting time, or one who has lost his competence – but her equal lover and co-inheritor of the earth: