Ruth Mason Rice
A Japanese Print (1918)
A curve for the shore,
A line for the lea,
A tint for the sky
Where the sunrise will be.
A stroke for a gull, a sweep for the main;
The skill to do more—
With the will to refrain.
Ruth Mason Rice (1884-1927) was
author of Children’s Games and Other Songs (1923) and the
collection of verse Afterward (1927). ‘A Japanese Print’
appeared in the New York Forum 61 (1918), p. 726.