A volume of poem
s by Ruth Pitter
, published in 1950, being a selection from earlier volumes A Trophy of Arms
, The Spirit Watches
, and The Bridge
. It was published by the Cresset Press
in London and had a title and jacket illustration by Joan Hassall
. It cost 10/6.
The title poem "Urania" begins:
Winter and night, the white frost and the darkness
fall, and the hands of life release the spirit;
gladly she goes hence to her starry pasture.
It is Urania: through the darkened woodland
now she advances: now she brings her vestal
lamp to the tomb, with nameless consolation.