In western countries there are not a great many artists who are also published poets, and even fewer poets who are in addition, computer specialists. In the western tradition, with her range of accomplishments, Lin Hsin Hsin must seem to be akin to the Renaissance artists at whose versatility we still marvel.
Whether the person who takes up this book comes from an oriental or a western culture he or she cannot fail to be impressed by the delicacy of the art, or the sharp observation of the contemporary world underlying age poetry.
In these apparently effortless poems there is therefore a range of subtleties, streaks of brightness and shadow and great variation of colors which move the reader no less than those who look properly at the apparently light abstractions of her paintings.
Director, English Language Centre
British Council Singapore
July 1, 1989