A fresh piping, an agility in rhyme and rhythms and a sincere feeling are the passports of this new collection of light verse which should head to a popular market. Whimsical beatitudes, apologia and confession, the country and the city, children growing older, a cook in love, June, museums, curly hair, -- these precede A Gallery of Elders which is followed by the sections Saints Without Tears, A Little Blame and Mixed Bouquet. In Praise of Diversity is the Phi Beta Kappa poem, Columbia University, 1953 and Mrs. Sweeney Among The Allegories is t.s. eliot style-conscious and deliriously critical while other pieces add a luster to the blessing of delight- ful facts. May virtue here not go unrewarded.