Rational selfishness presents some present-day puzzle:why does selfish success stymie humans? Why do wealth, influence and fame--when intended and realized solely for the self--bring frustration rather than fulfillment? The selfless solution strikes in our psyche, and poetry may render it with unique clarity. More
"A poem should not mean, but, actually, it always does." So goes one poem in this book. And this little book intends no needling on the famed line by Archibald MacLeish: its poems just intend to mean--to mind, question and examine such human matters as self and happiness.