On a Deserted Shore by Kathleen Raine
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Very Good. 1973. The Dolmen Press, Republic of Ireland. 1st Edition, 1st printing.
A sequence of poems with a frontispiece by Gavin Maxwell.
'"In spirit accompany me"
- Your parting words
by heart I know.
On what far journey
then do we go
Into the dark together we go?'
These elegaic poems explore, often painfully, the physical separation wrought by death, the living attempt to depart the 'deserted shore' and join once again with companion souls.