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Communicationsrepresents a life spent thinking and writing. From the sublime to the mundane, and everything in between, the 104 poems in this anthology reflect upon topics ranging from bullfighting to love to mowing the lawn. In poems such as "GOLF" and "NIGHT DRIVING IN THE COUNTRY," author Robert Zufall demonstrates that even life's seemingly routine occurrences are rich with meaning if we pause long enough to take notice. In contrast, in poems, such as "I MUST AND CANNOT TELL YOU," Zufall flips the script and asserts that much of what we ascribe value to is ultimately meaningless.I MUST AND CANNOT TELL YOUI must and cannot tell you the word that is everything;Pebbles strewn, tall grass, and the motion of cloudshave no importance.And the shape of buildings and phrases is meaninglessand the lights moving in the empty swell of theEast River.For none of us knows the whole word but it is desperatelyimportant that I try to tell you of it though Iam not worthy.There is not counting or touching it but you must know it;you have seen it in a kiss and a handshake andthrough tears.But God almighty you must know that there is one wordthat is life and that is meaning and without itit's all ash heaps.And you will know it in the faces you love.