A new collection of poems and lyrics by a poet of considerable talent, whose previous works have been given full critical recognition -- if not deserved sales. The last was Out of the Jewel -- published in 1942. Subtle yet precise, sentient without sentimentality, Humphries writes with classical discipline, quiet artistry. Universal themes, with an individual caste, -- of love, darkness, scenes, moods, inner conflict --which provide intellectual as well as aesthetic enjoyment. In a season when the quality of published verse is not of the best, this stands out far above the general level.