This Was a Poet. By George Frisbie Whicher. New York; Charles Scribner's Sons. $3.00. Whitman. By Newton Arvin. New York: The Macmil-lan Company. $2.75. Whitman's Pose. By Esther Shephard. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $3.75.
Pale yellow leaves of the oak In the cold of the year,
Bearing a drop of blood on your pulseless
bosoms: Deceit is here.
Leaves losing your grip and descending
Papery pale and slow:
It is an old plot to convince me that joy
departs And never returns. [...]