July 17, 1945

Dear Winnie:

A rush change, forgotten in my letter sent yesterday by surface mail.

Would you change 'lofty' to 'stubborn' in the line

They shall come back to build in 'lofty rhyme.'

Instead read

They shall come back to build in stubborn rhyme.

'Lofty' has become too hackneyed while stubborn conveys the suggestion of the difficulty of the task in reconstruction.

Yours
E.J. Pratt