Windbells Sing is a sweet collection of poems about everyday life and everyday people from 20th century Ohio poet Opal Hemler. Hemler finds beauty and joy in the little details of living and teases them out through verse.
Many of the poems included in this collection were originally published in newspapers and periodicals in Ohio, particularly Cleveland, and are here reprinted with their permission. This particular copy bears an inscription by the author addressed to an Edith Johnson, who she names a poet as well. A newspaper clipping about a reading of this collection by the author was affixed to the front pastedown. Although the adhesive has degraded, the clipping remains and is included with this copy.
- Title: Windbells Sing
- Author: Opal Hemler
- Publisher: Judson Company
- Place: Cleveland, OH
- Year: 1949
- Length: 94pp
- Dimensions: 5” x 7.75” x 0.5”
- Condition: Original red cloth-covered boards with gilt titles. Cover somewhat stained and soiled. Water glass ring on front. Some bleaching and paint stains on the spine. Binding slightly loose but complete. Pages clean—no folds, tears, or extraneous marks. Foxing on endpapers. Adhesive shadow and acid burn in front endpapers from newspaper clipping.