These poems look at humans and other living things who share the planet: those who choose to show, even flaunt themselves, and the ones who bide - almost seen - in shadow or disorder. Like the 19th century naturalist John Burroughs, Rogers believes one must exercise "sharp eyes," observing closely, taking all the time needed to translate that which is seen into words and understanding. The poems in this collection, written over a period of several years, study the territories of fur, flesh, bark, landscape, and sky, to celebrate the wild without and within. Bertha Rogers, poet, translator, and visual artist, has published poems and translations in many literary journals, and has several past collections. She has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony, Hawthornden International Writers Retreat, and more. She lives just upstate of New York City.