June 4, 1948

Dear Ralph:

I am greatly enjoying your 'Flight' and your 'Fanfare.' Though I have read before many of the poems in the volume I find a re-reading enriches my interpretation. You have a most individual style. It reminds me of cool beautiful sculpture.

It was a rare experience to converse with you on those two occasions. May the visit be but the first of many to come.

Yours sincerely
Ned P.

I am sending the 'Log' along today.


your 'Flight' and your 'Fanfare.'
'Flight into Darkness' was the title poem of a 1944 selection of Gustafson's poetry. 'Fanfare' was another poem in the same volume.