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[Typescript Poem] “Elf-Land”

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Mary Webb. “Elf-Land” (crossed out) and re-titled in manuscript: “The Secret Joy.” Typescript poem, one leaf, 6″ x 5″, white wove watermarked paper. Twelve lines, three corrections. Trimmed from a larger sheet. Penciled number “6” in upper-right corner. Webb engages our senses as she demonstrates her skill in manipulating words to express her intimate awareness and intense love of nature  and weaves her pantheistic nature philosophy into this poem.