[These notes were made in 1982:]. A "slim vol" (132 pp.) of mainstream religious poetry; pious rather than inspirational; discursive rather than imaginative; the poems nevertheless exhibit a competent handling of metre and rhyme. The author has a few favourite themes - "lessons to be drawn from nature" (particularly flowers), children, and the death of loved ones. Most appear to have been autobiographically inspired, with frequent references to an early-lost mother and a much-loved sister (Ellen?). I suspect that the University of Calgary library copy may have an autograph inscription.