47 Glencairn Ave.
August 14, 1955
The whole thing was wonderful cheque, lunch, poems, and your mediating generous self. I shall see to it that the expenditure will count well. There are two magazines that will be helped by it.
Your verse makes 'the Montreal group' stuff appear anaemic. I saw the Milking poem in the Atlantic and I am glad that such a fine exclusive magazine accepted both. Keep on at it and give us similar fresh original images and phrases 'the tail lopping a timothy,' 'Stuns the farm to drowsiness,' 'a deep nap of sidewalk plush,' 'the long bones of the elms' and so forth.
Good luck old chap and my love to you.
Claire is improving though it has been a long grind. She comes home next Thursday we hope, and though the cast may yet remain on for a year, it will be a comfort to have her under our own roof.
two magazines that will be helped by it
fine exclusive magazine accepted both