'In her poem “Simply Yarning”, Charmaine Papertalk Green writes:
'Yarning is a beautiful conversation / From that moment / That space / That time / Yarning puts us on common ground.
'Her co-author John Kinsella responds warmly with his own hymn to the art of yarning:
'How can I but take up the call, / Charmaine, and yarn right back at you / – it’s what we do when we connect, / have a yarn about this and that.' (Introduction)