This is my first exposure to Gilbert. He's not, I think, my cup of tea. There were several poems I liked, but only one (Rain) I loved. I did enjoy the way this book took me through his life's work, though. And some of his imagery was terrific. There was one poem about old men going back to the farm of their youth that really resonated with me. I'm glad I read this book, but it's not one I need on my shelf.