BI. Amy Lowell
13. Ballads for Sale. Edited by Ada Dwyer Russell.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1927.
A second posthumous collection edited by Russell, Lowell’s
companion and literary executor.
Adopts the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern of classical tanka, though beyond
this bears little relation to Japanese materials.
Prints. Seven brief descriptions of hashirae
which could be either Chinese or Japanese but for the obscure reference
in the fourth to the Japanese ‘Lady Yasurahi’.