Afoot and Delighthearted is a delightful book of poetry. The author, Dr. Samuel Whittemore Fowler, had a deep love of nature, spending many hours hiking on trails in his beloved woodlands. I have included in this book some of his other works, all of which are symphonic poems (mostly 14 lines to a stanza but occasionally there are some variations to this pattern): Song of the Quiet Outsider, Song of the Sunwet Seraphim, and Song of Euphoria. In Song of the Quiet Outsider, the author attempts to show his readers that we need sublimity, withdrawal, and transcendence in this fast-paced world in which we live. In Song of the Sunwet Seraphim, the author examines man's innate capacity for effort, the joyful exertion and the organizational disposition which produces vigorous work. In Song of Euphoria, the author puts into poetic images the joy of being alive. BIOGRAPHY Samuel W. Fowler was born November 30, 1934, in Washington, D.C. He trusted Christ as his Savior October 12, 1954. He received his Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary and was professor of Bible and Theology for 43 years in several Bible colleges. His unique teaching and preaching style reached many students who are now serving the Lord around the world. He also served as interim pastor and full-time pastor in several churches. Dr. Fowler's previous works Coping Strategies and Meditations on the Glory of God have been a blessing to many Christians. Although Dr. Fowler's expertise was in Bible and Theology, he also had a deep love of nature, which inspired him to become a poet. These books are a collection of his poetic works written while enjoying nature and communing with the Lord whom he loved. Dr. Fowler went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2008.