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This collection gathers poems written over many decades of the author's life, revealing her compassion for people and their daily lives. Babb's poems reveal a clear-eyed observer of human behavior, a lyric poet of great sensitivity, and a gentle satirist of human foibles.

The poems in this collection have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Arizona Quarterly, and other publications, and received several honors including the Gold Medal Award in 1932 for "Captive" from the Mitre Press Anthology, London, and the Borestone Mountain Poetry Award in 1967 for "Told in the Seed."