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#3223: Willa Cather to Sara Teasdale, October 19, 1911

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Miss Teasdale1:

Oh many, many thanks for the volume3! I am off on my vacation now and I read it the very night it came. I particularly like the lyrics; "Song"4 "Wild Asters"5 "Union Square"6, "Less Than The Cloud"7. And I love the Christmas Carol8. The longer poems9 at the beginning of the volume I truly do admire, but a good lyric, with the real music of a song in it, always seems to me worth more than any other kind of verse.

I am just beginning my long planned for six months' vacation, and if I drift westward later I shall not forget that I have an appointment with you and Miss Aikins10 in St. Louis11. Did you see some verse12 of mine in the September "McClure's"13, and did it remind you a little of Nebraska14?

Faithfully Willa Sibert Cather
Miss Sarah Teasdale1 38 Kingsbury Place St. Louis11 MO Cherry Valley, N.Y.2 OCT 19 1911 4 PM