Feb. 17, 1950
It was a pleasure to get a line from you apart from the 'official' invitation.
I deliberately set apart a few nights during the last month to try to get the pressure of hydrogen off my chest. I couldn't get away from the idea and I knew the only release (if one may call it such) was through verse. You know only too well how these things get hold of one.
I managed to produce four relatively short pieces, two of which I am holding back for revision as I am not sure of their quality. I put most of the time at 'Myth and Fact' and the 'Moon' (in a satirical vein). You are welcome to one of the two if it suits the columns. Will you let me know which one, as soon as possible, and return the other. I have had several requests recently for poems. Bourinot has written three times but I haven't the material available. I may send him a short one, for my name still stands as a contributing editor taken over from your mast-head. I am asking him to remove it as I am on (four magazines a Newfoundland one, too) and the correspondence with it has become a nuisance.
I hope to have more time next year as this is my last year at the College our retiring time being earlier than at U of T. It is possible I might get part-time lecturing here but the salary or pension is pitifully small.
My love to you, Esther & Bill and the boys at the Dept.
I trust Turvey is smiling exultantly and not sardonically at the sales.
four relatively short pieces
U of T.