“Poetry is, to me, a sort of springtime in man’s experience. In poetry, as in unhindered nature, whatever has been green will be so again or will beget another greenness.”
—Betsy Barber Bancroft
With every passing age, young people discover what mankind has known for centuries: the beauty of life, the value of simplicity, and the sorrow of loss. Inspired by her role as a wife and mother, Betsy Barber Bancroft incorporates ideas of life and growth into this collection of original poems.
Bancroft carries readers from secret places existing only in dreams into reality, where there is a mix of harshness and banality. By appreciating the world around her, she comes to a deeper understanding of man’s existence. Delicate pen and ink renderings by Ruth Powers Bridges accompany twenty-nine lyrical poems, including “Late Prayer,” “The Smile,” and “Twice-fallen Snow.”