I’d met the artist, Mercedes Carbonell, when I was living in Sevilla in the early 1990’s. Subsequently, she designed the covers of several of my poetry books, and in 2004 gathered together and translated a collection of my poetry to accompany her drawings of women. Her work is always full of surprises and I was delighted with the plantlike qualities of many of these figures. The drawings and poems were exhibited together in Spain and published by the Fundacion Aparejadores de Sevilla. The book was dedicated to our children.