Good poetry makes you feel something. It will give you goose bumps, make you cry, chuckle, or put you in high spirits. Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke knows this, and his poems create the right connection. These are mature poems that reach out to the reader, and speak directly to them. The depth and substance of the word imagery speaks confidently and powerfully, and then lingers long after the last poem has been read. The varied hues in Clarke's work, makes it easy for the reader to find the exact colour to match their changing moods. These powerful poems leave the reader wanting more and Dennis Smith's evocative photography adds another inspirational layer, to delight and satisfy the reader.