April 10, 1941
Will you tell Miss Hately that she has a good writer in Mary Vallentyne, and I congratulate both teacher and student.
The Trillium is packed with colour and imagery, and the scientific basis is sound and appropriate. I think, however, that St Anne's is the better poem. It has a more subtle beauty and rhythm. It is lovely and if Mary could wait I would publish it in the Canadian Poetry Magazine in the issue after next that is, if our finances permit further publication.
I looked for a spare copy of the Iron Door to send you as an Easter present but all my stock is exhausted. Macmillans I think have a few copies left.
I am sending Miss Hately a copy of 'The Fable.'