R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
The solemn & awful obscurity of the icy deepIf it wasna weel bobbit weel bobbit weel bobbit If it wasna weel bobbit we'll bobbit again as the [Scottish?] song goesCon-found that scrawny [illegible] a woman should have written it one somebody skilled in lively touch & go. Pleasurable uncerebral jingle jangle tingle tangle. If I attempt to tinker it any more I fear it will become as [dull?] & dry & atmosphereless as the illustrations When I saw them [illegible] brought to me Jeremiahs vision of dry bones in the val of Johnseph[A glorious luxuriance exuberance of ice] Even in this Artic world of storms Nature was bestowing her utmost luxuriance of floral wealth Such scenes however familiar must be ever new
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.
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