In 1935, after Stephens’ death, a collection of his poems was published in the book, Some Songs. These poems cover a wide variety of themes. There are birthday greetings, campaign songs, memorials, and even 13 poetic advertisements for the Arden Forge. The book also included essays about Stephens written by his friends. The book has long been a favorite among Arden Folk and indeed the Museum has a number of copies.
As the weather warms and the evenings grow longer, the following stanza from “The Day’s End” seems like a fitting way to remember Frank Stephens and all he has meant to the Ardens.
Would I might see and know the days,
As in some wonder-mirror clear,
That, alien, exiled as I stray,
Beyond those Hills of Far-away
Still lies the Land of Always-near.
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