Little known poems translated from such diverse sources as Sanskrit, Greek, Arabic, Russian and Japanese are ordered according to topic. Every language has paid tribute to heroes, friendship, the seasons, solitude and, of course, love. It is interesting to note how these topics are approached by varied cultures. Free verse, psalms, hymns, rhymes and Haiku are among the poetic forms. The source and/or the translator are the only annotations. This is a collection for the serious student of poetry. Youngsters without a background usually profit more from some brief instructional comment.