The book is a collection of compositions arranged in three groups: 'Poems I," with 25 poems; 'Stanzas" with 28 poems, and 'Poems II" with another 35 poems. The items are either love poems involving his feelings toward girls he knew as a youth, as well as introspective or philosophical stanzas dealing with his views on reality and the nature of Man. Hedi, the young woman he fell in love with in 1945, plays a primary role in his lyrical inspiration. Their parting led to somber thoughts he translated into a number of philosophical verse sequences. He calls his writing as belonging to the 'free verse" variety, emphasizing cadence and meter, with less weight accorded to riming.