Letter from Cecil Day Lewis to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
Oct. 11 [1952]

73a Bedford Gardens.
London, W.8.

Dear R.V.W.

Will you accept this,1 as a very small return for all the pleasure & inspiration your music has given me? If you were ever moved to set the sonnet-sequence here, O Dreams O Destinations, (I’ve often thought it might interest a composer), it would be a wonderful thing for me.
Yours sincerely

C. Day Lewis

1. Perhaps The Poems of C. Day Lewis, in the Penguin Poets, which VW chose as one of his books of the year in The Sunday Times. See VWL2485. Day Lewis had, in the absence of Steuart Wilson, taken the part of the speaker in An Oxford Elegy at the birthday concert at Dorking.

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