Oct. 28, 1938

Dear Herbert:

Thanks for your letter.

I could wait three weeks for your decision on the 'Sunset' poem but if it is a unit in a sequence, I shouldn't want to rob the Queen's Quarterly, especially when our funds are so low that we cannot guarantee remuneration. That's the devil of it anyway.

If, however, you do not publish it in Queen's, we should be glad to get it either of the forthcoming issue or the next.

I like your new rhyme arrangement in Rose-Sequence. 'Meet you seem for Mary high' is pure verbal music. The initial rhymes add something to the song element.

Ned.


'Sunset' poem
'Sunset off Spanish Bank, Vancouver,' CPM (July 1939).

Rose-Sequence
Published in Queen's Quarterly (Winter 1942).