The poems in ""Dancing With A Cowboy"" are charged with memories and hope, of family, old loves, nostalgia, and regret. Searching for shades of meaning that lurk around old, familiar corners, the poems are constructed from clues found there. Memories are reframed from a new point of reference, defining the curious, the sad, or the just plain ordinary. Tracking the hazardous and the happier moments of life, Rath writes the world alive, always catching its breath, carried forth by emotion.""Tomorrow every blade of grass and fallen leaf will be muted by a soft veil of icy white gentling the damaged landscape. Even the raccoon lying dead along the road will be frosted, luminous. The cat stretches, sighs, curls closer to my thigh. In this dark night winter moves stealthily over the countryside, a V of geese on its leading edge, pulling it closer, over the Canadian border"" - excerpt from ""Killing Frost""[copyright] Sara Lindsay Rath. All rights reserved.