Books: Books, Aug. 27, 1945

The homesick love of country now felt by millions of servicemen and women overseas has rarely been better expressed than in this poem by a veteran of World War I. Malcolm Cowley, a member of the "lost generation" of U.S. writers who expatriated themselves in Europe after that war, came home to become one of the nation's most influential literary critics. He wrote this poem, which first appeared in Poetry and has since been reprinted in Mr. Cowley's own The Dry Season and in several anthologies, while returning from Spain in 1937.


Not that the pines were darker, there,


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