The naiad and five other poems By Marjorie L. C. Pickthall; Ryerson Poetry Chapbook Series published by Ronald P. Frye and Co, Book Publishers, Toronto Canada. Poems by Twentieth Century Canadian poets, Cover art by Sophia Erdahl.
“From a hitherto undiscovered manuscript book now in the possession of her father, Arthur C. Pickthall of Toronto, are chosen by Lorne Pierce and printed for a few friends.”
From “The Naiad, and five other poems”:
MY heart’s grown empty that was filled
With such wild grace as summers yield,
With gold the early gorse had spilled
And lovely tares from every field.
Bare is my heart. O star, O light,
From your strange state of lonely air,
Lest my poor heart hold but the night,
Let one lost gleam inhabit there.
Featuring artwork by Sophia Erdahl.