Robert Crawford's new collection is an exhilarating celebration of the world he lives in. Beginning with a group of moving, renewing love poems to his wife, the book builds into a polyphonic hymn to life in all its aspects. There is a powerful sense of communion and connection in The Tip of My Tongue. Crawford embraces the rhythms of the whole circumference—from Perth, Scotland, to Perth, Australia. These are poems that are convincingly earthed in the land and the language yet unafraid of spiritual, even religious notes; richly lyrical and passionate yet shot through with a humour and a vitality that is utterly engaging.