Books: Full Stature

EARTH MOODS—Hervey Allen—Harper ($2.00). With the sure, strong voice that is none but his own, Poet Allen now sings as "a watcher of the high-skies" of the earth's aging, "the expressions of time upon the face of the planet." As well as the poet's eye and ear, he has the historian's precision, the astronomer's detachment:

That faint trumpeting that dies away Like the lowing of monstrous star-cattle Marks the passing of the mastodon ....

Who has heard the crack of Carthaginian whips

Upon the backs of frozen elephants,

The roar of war horns in...

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