Roy Melton has produced another volume of lyrics proclaiming his undying faith in love, beauty nature and above all the ""here and now"". (Alos- his deathless quarrel with the political scene, economics and the future.) With a faint touch -- now of A.E. Housman, now of Emily Dickinson, about the music of his poetry -- lacking the genius that supplied the spark -- he still contrives graceful if somewhat monotonous verse. He is readable and pleasant, and there is a sense of eternal youth about him that should give him quite a wide appeal. In previous works, such as Lonesome Water and that ies novel of the Carolina mountains, Nitchey Tilley, he has won a place for himself among the younger regional writers.