Mushrooms (1916), Blood of Thiings (1920), and Scarlet and Mellow (1927) are the work of an apt conjurer and a serious thinker. Humor is in these pages, but ii is humor lifted. Here, in spite of what seems a persistence of occasional affectations, is a sensitive imagination. Puppet Plays appeared in 1923. Although Kreymborg's marionette-like emotions are often too doll-charming or too doll-tragic, these nature dramas are appealing.
Less Lonely (1923) is a more conventional collection; there are even thirty orthodox sonnets. As a chronicler, Kreymborg has written part of his autobiography in Troubadour (1925) and an outline of American poetry in our Singing Strength (1929).