The funeral service on the deck of the Roosevelt which is the climax of the poem had
its germ in that little cabin
in which you slept last summer. This section takes
of the poem.
Pencilled note to Lorne Pierce on the back of an envelope.
Pratt had built a small 'summer house' as a place for quiet and
seclusion and for writing near the lakeshore on his Bobcaygeon property. It also
contained sleeping accommodations.
See The Roosevelt and the Antinoe, 544-633.