What does poetry have to do with living your life better; understanding yourself more deeply; and enjoying your relationships more fully? This inviting volume is a rich and varied collection of poems, an anthology which gives meaning to the Why of poetry. Enriched with humor, storytelling, and historical bits, it will appeal not only to lovers of poetry, but to those who wish to give poetry a second chance, having perhaps been compelled by an English teacher to torture meaning out of a ‘famous’ poem. The poems gathered here — ancient to modern; a few lines to many; serious to funny — are organized around nine core personality types as described by the Enneagram, an ancient map of transformation melded with modern psychology. Whether your personality is naturally withdrawn, dutiful, or assertive you will find poems to remind you of your gifts, warn you of your greatest pitfalls, and inspire you to live your best self. Dr. Van Zino brings together her long experience of working with people as a family doctor, teacher and coach with her love of literature, helping others to explore the rich potential for healing and growth inherent in each of us.