Nov. 23, 1950

Dear Earle:

Vi has just told me of your mother's death. I knew the terrible strain you were under, my old friend, but it must be regarded as a release. I hope she didn't have to suffer too much and that she had a sympathetic and wise doctor.

You badly need a holiday and rest yourself but I suppose that is impossible at the beginning of the term.

Don't worry about the English-Canadian edition of verse. I know how some of those periodicals act.

The best of everything the future can offer to you.

English-Canadian edition
Of Poetry Commonwealth. See the letters to Birney, 17 February and 18 November 1950.