A poet turns back the leaves, and at fifty, considers the highlights of her life. Her early years, her marriage, her ""second birth"" in Chicago, her entry into poetry, her work with Harriet Monroe and the renaissance of literature in Chicago, her Oriental travels, her experiences as war correspondent for the Chicago Daily News, her second marriage, further travel. Names, events and people fill the pages. It is one of these anecdotal literary reminiscences and a well rounded picture of an observer, vitally interested in life and people. The book has an appeal broader than her poetic reputation.