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#0202: Willa Cather to Harrison G. Dwight, August 24, 1911

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Dear Mr. Dwight1:

I do think this poem truly beautiful. It is one of the loveliest I have read in a long time. I am glad to have had a chance to read it, even though this is the wrong shop for it. We never publish verse longer than a page, and it is only two or three times a year that what we call a "page poem" gets into the Magazine3.

I am wondering whether I shall see you again before you sail. This has been a rather terrible summer for me, as I have had to be in town2 during all the hot weather. I am going away now on the twenty-eighth of September for a vacation of six whole months, and that ought to put me right with the world I think. I have needed a long vacation for several years now, and I am so happy that it is all arranged at last. If you are in town before that date, I hope you can drop in for a few minutes.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Sibert Cather Mr. H. G. Dwight, Ellsworth4, Me.