A group of aphoristic short poems of some originality and occasional distinction. Miss Eudy is an American writer, fairly new to the poetic scene, though her first published collection, Quarried Crystals had an encouraging critical reception. These new verses have something of the quality of Emily Dickinson, though they are both less exalted and less obscure in mood, with a slight feel of the Oriental poets. At their best they have a salty wit and observation; at their worst they are trite and dull. Technically, the sense of words and short-lined rhythms is excellent. The chief fault is that there is too little discrimination in selection. An admiring preface by Hugh R. Walpole of the University of Chicago presents her as ""a great poet"".