A beautiful collection of poems penned by Geoffrey Bache Smith, dear friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, who edited this anthology after the young man’s death. Smith’s poems are a bittersweet anthology, a celebration of the joys of youth, tinged with melancholy from the tragedy of war and all its associated loss. They are at times stirring, at others poignant, hopefully always captivating. The narration of the poems captures the essence of the anthology.