This is a collection of poems which have had an earlier appearance in a number of distinguished periodicals, both American and English. The most winning group is the opening one, London Sonnets, which were written on Dr. Bode's arrival there in 1957. These reflect his delight in a country and city which he had long wanted to visit, and are in contrast to his sombre, introspective poems previously written in America. All of Bode's poems are marked by integrity and skill, but it is not until he arrives in England that his verse sings. Slightly academic, these are poems of promise and indicate a new talent.