Each of these uncomplicated, profound verses demonstrates how the simple things in nature reflect a larger spiritual reality. Each was born from a moment of Rupp's attention to nature(a literal manifestation of a truth revealed as she focused upon some particular aspect of the natural world. She encourages readers to trust their own dreams, no matter how fragile they may seem - just as a bird rests itself on a small twig and trusts it for support.
The simple beauty of the poetry in Rest Your Dreams on a Little Twig is enhanced by the accompanying line drawings by artist Barbara Loomis. With stunning strength and simplicity, each drawing is a visual poem that reflects Rupp's insight with an exquisite clarity. Loomis conveys the spiritual truths of nature through her art as beautifully as Rupp conveys these truths through verse. The combination is powerful.