THE UNICORNS by Helga Sandburg

THE UNICORNS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Some rather prosy poesy, the kind which graces the more peripheral periodicals, deals with conventional feelings in conventional forms. The verse is all faintly fragrant, devotional or elegiac in mood; there are myths, landscapes and interiors (expectedly domestic); dedications to those who have gone, Frost or Rilke; in fact death is a recurrent theme, but then there's love-- ""Your red roses in the jar are too old;/ When they came to my room a week ago, blushing cherubs/""; and finally the external intangibles (good and evil, etc.).... The most that can be said for this kind of sentimental iambic pentameter is that it is within an old-fashioned, fingertip reach of any reader.

Pub Date: March 30th, 1965
Publisher: Dial