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.

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