This volume, published by Melville Press in conjunction with his historical museum in the Berkshires, MA, is the first time all of these short works have appeared in a separate dedicated volume. They reflect a softer side to Herman Melville. In 1890, aged 71, Herman Melville was secretly writing what would become his greatest book, BILLY BUDD, SAILOR. Not even his wife knew about this work. At the same time he was writing a collection sweet, sentimental nature poems as a gift for her; it would be his parting gift as he died before they could be published. His poems about Arrowhead and the beauty there hat had engaged them both, live on in this fine edition, a romantic gift for lovers of the human spirit, clover and roses, hillsides and hardhack, and the poetry that enlightened the Victorian era.