47 Glencairn Ave.
Toronto 12
Ont.
April 19, [1955]

Good old Ron,

You have ever been a faithful friend. Thanks for the clipping.

Do you remember the poem you had published in the Poetry (Chicago) magazine many years ago? I have never forgotten it – something about a loaf of bread in the sky. It was the most delightful bit of whimsy. I wish you would explore that vein. Canada is short of whimsy and you are the one to keep up that De La Mare or Ralph Hodgson type of writing.

I have always been proud of you Ron.

As ever
Ned.


that vein
Everson had begun writing again in 1955 after years working in advertising.

De La Mare
British novelist and poet Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was best known for his children's verse and the poem, 'The Listeners.'

Ralph Hodgson
Hodgson (1871-1962) was a popular and frequently anthologized English poet, and a good friend of de la Mare.