This is a strong and solid collection of poetry by a relatively unknown English woman. Miss Pitter is gently in touch with the natural world and her poems indicate a strong lyricism, reminiscent of Blake and Yeats. Her themes and subjects are as simple as they are universal--a tuft of violets, cats, the dew, the apple tree, a lion. She can also write a careful and yet somewhat abstract peom such as ""The Transparent Earth"" or a love song--""if You Came."" Not innovative, but surprisingly pleasant to read.