With poetry, as with fine art, I have no idea of the technicalities of appreciation. Rather, I know what I like and what moves me. "Nature Mystic" spoke to me, my heart, my soul. I read it on a day where unexpected misfortunes came to me and I was feeling bereft of happiness and it uplifted me; it transformed my being by reconnecting with true life. I felt so much lighter for having read it, but very grounded.It's hard to describe the content of this little book of pleasure, so here are a few adjectives I would apply to "Nature Mystic": earthy; magical; transformative; secret; knowing; beautiful; truthful; soulful; light; dark. Over time, and several re-reads I am sure to add more.Thank you, Barry Patterson, for changing my day.