These are the poems of an interesting and able Englishman living somewhere is the Aegean Islands when the war broke out. Later he took part, apparently in the African campaign. Many of the poems have appeared previously in journals more known England than here, such as The Listener The Spectator and The Middle East Anthology. What they are amounts to this:- the notes of a sensitive, thoughtful and quite nature personality on the events which occurred to him in his well-loved Near East during the war years. They maintain a fine balance between the descriptive and the thoughtful, neither element squeezing out the other, which is rather unusual quality in modern poetry. For modern they are both in form and content, though never nor introverted that they are difficult to grasp. These are the notations of a fine, austerely deep nature; they are pleasing and worth while, if not deeply stirring. They are weakest, perhaps, in technical mastery. If they do not invite a wide audience, which seem unlikely, it is perhaps because simple, fine things get so little chance in the dim of the modern world.