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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 602


PUBLICATION: Poems (1955) 1011.

The "Blue bird" which Mrs. Jackson knew was probably "Before you thought of Spring." The poem ED wrote on the oriole begins: "One of the ones that Midas touched."

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