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#0191: Willa Cather to Sara Teasdale, May 9, 1911

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Miss Teasdale1

Your note has been so long unanswered that I am almost ashamed to take it up now. I was truly disappointed to find that you had been in this city when I was out of town, and I was more than a little pleased that you had wished to see me and had made such a determined effort to do so. I wanted would have loved a quiet hour's talk with you about your own work and about Miss Aikens4'. Perhaps we may have that yet.

May I congratulate you upon your poem5 in the May Scribners6? I thought it excellent. That number was rich in verse; Mrs. Dargan7's poem8 was far above her average, I thought.

Sometime, on my way West, I am going to stop over in St. Louis9 for a day and, that after having duly warned you and Miss Aikens in the hope that you will spend it with me. Then I shall hear all about the two of you, and can give you the sage advice of an overworked editor.

Faithfully Willa Sibert Cather