My Sheaf is small ⋯ but it is green.
I will gather into my Sheaf all the young fresh things I can—pictures,
verses, ballads of love and war; tales of pirates and the sea.
You will find ballads of the old world in my Sheaf. Are they not
green for ever ⋯
Ripe ears are good for bread, but green ears are good for pleasure.
I hope you will have my Sheaf in your house and like it.
It will stay fresh and green then.
. . . . . . . . . .
There will be thirteen Numbers in the year, printed on Hand-made
paper, and the Subscription will be Thirteen shillings annually, post free.
Single Copies may be had at Thirteen pence each.
CHRISTOPHER ST. JOHN.
E. HARCOURT WILLIAMS.
W. B. YEATS.
Edited and Published by PAMELA COLMAN SMITH,
14, Milborne Grove, The Boltons, London, S.W.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Smith, Pamela Colman. “Manifesto.” The Green Sheaf, No. 1, 1903, p. . Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Yellow Nineties 2.0, Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2022. https://1890s.ca/GSV1-smith-manifesto/