BL. W. B. Yeats
45. To Dorothy Wellesley, 25 December 1936. In Letters on Poetry from W. B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley. London: Oxford UP, 1940. Reprint, 1964.
Includes an early draft of Imitated from the Japanese (41a),
and notes about its composition: ‘I have been in bed unable to do
anything but sleep, yesterday I got up for the first time. I made this
poem out of a prose translation of a Japanese Hokku in praise of Spring’.
See also 139.