This is a compelling book and the prose is simply beautiful even if you must reread it to understand the true meaning. Every poem makes you think with your mind, feel it with your heart, and enlighten with your whole being. This is poetry at its' best even in translation. Let me share with you some excerpts of what I enjoyed out of this great work of inspiration "Fruit Gathering": Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom. Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.