Vitality is essentially the power to live and flourish. Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz's breathtaking anthology, "A Book of Luminous Things," brims with stellar poems. Poets include Tu Fu, Seamus Heaney, Denise Levertov, Walt Whitman, and other luminaries. Each poem is introduced by Milosz. This array of approachable poetry reminds us that, even in our pain and suffering, poetry engages the best in the diversity and brilliance of human experience. Milosz divides the book into thematic sections, such as travel, history, the moment, and nature. Every poem offers a journey with memorable images and insights. Each class focuses on one theme, as we consider poems from different times and cultures. We explore common threads, bringing our individual insights, and taking time to share connections drawn from experience and awareness. In a time of turbulence, conversations of connection and flashes of vision may lift each of us out of the daily fray, and provide continuing satisfaction. | Facilitated discussion.