I originally published these poems on StarPoet in 1968 with the intention of going through the entire Tao, comparing four different translations to each another, absorbing the essence of each, and then writing. It soon became obvious that this project could quickly grow to consume most of my life and I stopped at five.
I originally published the Mars West poem cycle on the West to Mars website. The original presentation includes a number of interesting graphics - the site is worth taking your time for a visit. Many thanks to Ken Fair and the MarsWest Collaborative Project Organization.