I Have Forsaken Heaven and Earth,
but Never Forsaken You
Frontenac House, 2023
The poetry weaves fantasy and history, contemporary China and the sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso's Tibet in seventy poems translated from MA Hui's Mandarin original. It is aesthetically appealing, painting "that woman covered with indelible hues of spring" and the breeze that embroiders the poet on the moonlit mirror of a lake. It enlightens with the ancient wisdom -- as A. F. Moritz's back cover endorsement says -- "where the two meet, separation disappears, and we are in the All, yet in our own bodies, our own beloved world."