Athar Tahir in his latest collection of verse weaves together skeins of thought, mood, and feeling to create a fine fabric of poetry. The book offers a variety of verse ranging from the genuinely inspired to the fresh. A strand which runs in and out of this tapestry is the theme of being, becoming and attaining identity. The images and symbols used succeed in imparting a unique and distinct character to the work. Whether metaphysical, descriptive or lyrical in character, the poems are refl ective of a thoughtful and observing mind and proclaim Athar Tahir as one of the finest Pakistani poets writing in English.