Abbe, George You and Contemporary Poetry Richard R. Smith, Noone House, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1965, Cloth, , First Edition, Fine /Very Good
ix, 134. Chapters include: The Modern Idiom, Image and Diction, Rhythm and Sound, Form, Idea, Poem and Poet, Poem and Reader, Glossary, Index to Poems. Poems by Eberman, Bjerknes, Garrick, Simpson, Gibson, Williams, Shapiro, Master, Ferlinghetti, Jarrell, Wilbur, Ginsberg, Jeffer, Harshbarger, Turkay, Lipton, Weston, Bishop, Holmes, Pillin, Eberhart, Cummings, Moore, Roethke, Kinnell, Patchen, and others are quoted in full in the text.
A GLEE FOR WINTER
Hence, rude Winter! crabbed old fellow,
Never merry, never mellow!
Well-a-day! in rain and snow
What will keep one's heart aglow?
Groups of kinsmen, old and young,
Oldest they old friends among;
Groups of friends, so old and true
That they seem our kinsmen too;
These all merry all together
Charm away chill Winter weather.
What will kill this dull old fellow?
Ale that's bright, and wine that's mellow!
Dear old songs for ever new;
Some true love, and laughter too;
Pleasant wit, and harmless fun,
And a dance when day is done.
Music, friends so true and tried,
Whispered love by warm fireside,
Mirth at all times all together,
Make sweet May of Winter weather.