As a child in South Vietnam, poet Natasa To never dreamed that a home across the globe could inspire poetry within her. But after moving to the United States as a teenager, she was struck by the awe-inspiring changes each season ushered in, like a halo of snowflakes or an autumn sky. It was this awe that compelled To to honor the majesty of Virginia?s landscape in the form of poetry. Inspired by many Vietnamese poets ? like Nguyen Du, Huy Can, and Xuan Dieu before her ? Natasa To?s poetry makes us fall in love with every passing autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Touching upon subjects like love, family, and the natural beauty all around us, the poems of Everlasting Verses speak a universal language about life and what it means to be human.