The poetry in this section has a wide range of relationships with the first Baha'i teaching Plan launched in 1937. I was born in the summer of 1944,when Shoghi Effendi celebrated the completion of that Plan with the publication in August of God Passes By.
My poetry here is based on: Baha'i history, secular history and my own life. I try to draw various strands of experience together into a reflective, a reflexive, oeuvre in relation to this first Plan, a Plan Shoghi Effendi called our "preliminary task." The accomplishment of this task, wrote Shoghi Effendi, would enable my generation to fulfil its destiny in the century, 1944-2044.