Rain: ""The outside world is melting upon my window pane."" The sea: ""a sea breathes in and out upon a shore."" Jumping: ""Suddenly I like to stop and listen to me thumping."" In short lines, in varied rhymes--an experience crystallized, a perception delineated, sound or movement evoked: at times reminiscent of Haiku, at all times fresh and subtle. The delicately-colored illustrations transcend and illuminate reality just as the poems do, making a perfect accompaniment.