The twenty-four poems in this thesis are pieces of a montage. The montage is made up of bits and pieces collected by the poet's imagination. Many pictures contribute to the whole. There are pictures of faces, places, colors, feelings, memories, words and pain. The faces are faces of people never met and people loved. Some are children. They are my children, they are all children. All have mysteries. There is always a city, a sea, a road, places of terrible beauty and terrible ugliness against which life is lived. There are things felt but little remembered. They are like pieces of a puzzle that float upwards from the bottom of the imagination and memory. These poems are an effort to take these pieces and fit them together into some sort of whole. The nature of poetry is such that the whole is never complete.