May Morgan


John Muir


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[13]4my good critic in which he says - "The Hepatica is a gem. There is but one thing in it I would have changed, - & that is "the skies of May", as April is the month of the hepatica. I rec'd his letter at El Reno, and as I had several hours to wait there in the "Hotel [Kerfoot?]" for a train, I rewrote the verse as followsTo the HepaticaThe earth all winter sleeping liesThen wakes from dreams of blueTo find, above her, April skies,And on her [bosom?] - you!



Date Original

1903 Mar 14


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0282

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Page 7


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