Written in 1967, at the height of the sexual revolution and the Summer of Love, Philip Larkin's High Windows is about sex, freedom, generational shifts and transcendence.
"While I often found the emergence from the dark of the tunnel shocking, as my eyes would adjust and I would look forward and skyward, I always found this image to be comforting, reassuring."
Clifford Venho's Forest of the Unsung, marks the magical transition in a rich and dark forest setting from night into a day that is like 'a book waiting to be read.'
A moment of transcendence is captured by Robert Miner in this short and evocative poem inspired by the sight of a group of students flying kites on a quad. The movement from the earth to the sky and the devotional missive of the kites being sent up and disappearing into the darkness come together like a silent prayer or a whispered exchange between mortals and the infinite.