Michael Goldman's faithful translations bring us nearly four decades of this Danish poet's work - equalling both its subtle music and astonishing clarity. "Shouldn't we own the stars, we who govern the order of all things shouldn't we each own a star?" Cecil Bødker's answer - and ours - can be found in this impressive collection, where Michael Goldman's exceptional translations bring us her sparse, poetic portrayals of natural phonomena mirrored in the mulifaceted conflicts of the human mind: "Everything in my beaufiful garden I own but none of it is mine." Her poems convey essential reflections on the source of the alianation of modern humanity. Bødker's universal and persistently relevant poetry is finally available to a large audience.