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Poetry A Magazine of Verse
(A Review by Lois Elizabeth Whit. Mrs. Frances Dickenson Pinder, of unusually varied. Louis Untermey- Robert M. McBride & Co. are about
Comb) Jacksonville, Florida, is the author of er's "Monologue from a Mattress," to issue two books dealing with the
three poems, "Sea Marsh," "Marsh and Carl Sandburg's "Medley ofheor of Relativity,
Ever since Poetry, A Magazine of Pools," and "Shaitows," which are Poems" live up to one's expectationsT y The first of
Verse, edited by Harriet Monroe, collectively given the heading of of work from such authors. "Song these, "The Idea of Einstein's Theory,"
came into existence ten years ago, it "Marsh Sketches " The first two ap- Sketches," by Marion Strobel, and by J. 11. Thirring, professor of Theo-
has been saking a valiant fight for peal to me as being the most charm- tutlh Harwood's "Working Ilour retical Physics in the University of
Ahe tree expression of an authentic ng verses in the issue. "Sea Marsh," Songs," are interesting groups of Vienna, is a discussion of the theory
American voice in verse, The mere a poem of thirty-eight lines, has a pe- verse. The other poems seem to me whirl differs from other books on the
fact that it has continued to be pub- iculiar haunting beauty and a delicate somewhat below the level of those in
lished is something of a commentary melody which makes it memorable. It the February issue, none of them ap- same subject in that it avoids mathe
on its success in a day when new begins: proaching the subtle beauty of matical formulae, while explaining the
magazines are constantly appeargg "Fire," by Eunice. Tietjens. results of the history in brief com-
and disappearing. l'oetry was the "Like a woman who remembers But it is obviously impossible to pass, and also shows the steps by
first imagazimie i its field, ai it is Is the nars- which Einstein reached his conu-
isually considered the most important A woman who forgives, and yet give anything like an adequate im- sins. The second book, "Relativity
of the special magazines devoted whose every mood is dimmed pression of Poetry by brief comment and the Universe," by Dr. Harry
either wholly or in part to the pub- Because, forgiving, on a few issues. It is a magazine Schmidt, attempts to give the general
lication of verse. Sh' cannot ever ssite forget.'' which challenges the attention of reader an insight into the problems
As Poetry is published in Chicago it The second is a tiny exquisite thing, every one who is in the least con- raised by the Theory of Relativity, and
has doner isuh to center American brief enough to be quoted in full. cerned in the development of Ameri- to show how our idea about the uni-
poetical expression air the Middle- "n can letters, and one which partic- verse and the laws of nature will have
west. Carl Sandburg, now famous as Ans mos I know , larly invites the interest of all writers to be modified if we accept Einstein's
a poet of the prairies, and a cele- i\\here are those stars and readers of verse, theory,
brator of Chicago's smoke and steel, rsThat slip like jewels
made his first appearance as a poet Between the night's
in Poetry for March, 1914, and it was Most jealous fingers.
to Sandburg's volume, Chii'go Poens, At dusk I found them,
that Poetry awarded the first Levin- Where the marsh had hidden
son prize the following November. them--
The magazine's ideal in regard to In a silver pocket
the creation of definitely rooted art is Of her grey-green gown!
set forth clearly in the following edi- The same issue includes, according
torial comment on the April issue, to the custom of the magazines, com- Try Our SPECIAL STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE
which is called the "Southern Num- ments, reviews, correspondence, notes
her," and is devoted principally to on the contributors, and a list of books Nowhere is the food better
southern contributors: received' ohr stesevc oepo p
"Ever since Poetry began, it has be- The reviews form an interesting Nowhere is the service more prompt
lieved in, amnd tried to encoorage, a saction of Poetry, They are usually
strongly localized indigenous art. Such excellently written, and show sound TUT'TLE'S LUNCH ROOM
art may not produce imasterpiees- critical judgment. The issue for
the gods aloine decide that; but no February contains a review of the_ _ _May_ _ rd __Street
one can deny that the world's most Collected Poems of Edwin Arlington .
precious masterpieces -such things as Robinson.
Dante, Heomer, Remubrandt, or the old ' The writer, Yvor winters, touches Ii iiiiiiiiiliIiillliiiIIIIIIIIIIIIi iIIIIII IIII1ilIIIiI HF'
Egyptian sculptors have left us- on the work of various other poets
sprang oust of intensely local loyalties, in cusniueciom with the criticism of
and attained to universality because Mr. Roobinson's work, and manages tI
the locale, grandly handled, becomes cover a good deal of ground rapidly B a h a p
as wide as the earth; and a great aind interestingly. Yvor Winters-Ias
umaster's neighbors, re-created in his uthe gift of pungent phrasing that=___
art, will speak, to the end of time,, lends conviction to a reviewer's work.
for the whole human race. Today Another review which commands
especially art needs to concentrate on especial comment is one by WV. Bry-
the locale against the generalizing, her in the March issue. It is not to All of our fancy Balh Caps
scattering tendencies of the age; else high praise to say that the writer's rik
it is in danger of becoming vague| eautiful and penetrating appreci-'marked down o0
and diffused and theoretic, of losing| ation of H. D.'s new volume of poems,
precision and vitality." "Hymen," is worthy of that poet's ex-
The Southern Number is an inter- squisite work. Any reader who has 7 c
esting example of an effort in the di- found delight in H. D.'s poetry wil
rection of this strongly localized art. be interested in reveiw, and it will
It begins with a group called, especially appeal to those readers who Former Prices up to $2.00
"Charleston Poems," of which the have disagreed with the usual critic's
first--and best-is "Dusk," an appre- judgment of H. D. for W. Bryher says
ciation of the city of Charleston. The of H. D.'s verses, "-they are not
opening lines will serve to indicate cold, they are not passionless; and
the tone and manner of the poem. apart from the color of some Attic
names how are these songs anything
"They tell me she is beautiful, my but the expression of the emotions
city, and desires of an extremely present_-
That she is colorful and quaint; age?" In answer to those critics who
alone have pigeon-holed it. D. as Greek,
Among the cities. But I-I who old-world, ancient, the reviewer says:
have known "To people born in England H. D.'s
Her tenderness, her courage, and work is peculiarly American-Ameri-
her pity; can with a southern flavor and a sin-
Have felt her forces mold me, mind gularly native strength. Call Simae-
and bone, tha an American name, and nothing
life after life, up from her first be- is lost but the impersonality of the
ginning- far-off, silver-grey Greek syllables.
Bow can I think of her in wood and Circe is. any woman of intellect who,
stone!" with the very sincerity of her vision,
turns lesser minds 'each to his own REGULAR DIVING CAPS
Six poems by Hecvey Allem make 0p self.'"
the next group, "The Sea-Islands." Again, as in the case of Robert in a variety of shapes and colors.
These evidence a very real artistry Frost, it would seem that England
and are full of an almost tropic must discover our Americans. -
brightness. A few other verses also The same issue contains Dorothy
are noticeably regional in character. Dudley's concise and interesting re- (
Two poems of the group by Beatrice view of Amy Lowell's "Legends," alins-Fletcher Drug Co.
Ravenel, "Tidewater," employ "the some excellent, witty editorial com-
rich primeval sound" of negro dialect ment that includes a sharp slap at 324 SO. STATE STREET 711 PACKARD STREET
for their refrain, and another from the Edgar Guest and his "cheap rattle E. & s. UNIVERSITY AVES.
same group suggests a southern at- of foot-rule rhymes," his "sickish
mosphere by its very title, "white slobber of easy virtue."
Azaleas in Magnolia Gardens." The poetry in the March issue is 1it ilCIIIillillilIIIIIIIIIIIIIlIIfllIIi lIIIIIIIIlIIII'IIIIIt1illliI 111

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