Duncan writes: "Dear John, a little book by our gang of me and a card that was waiting for me to round up an [sic] address for you when overnite news came that Olson was ill and wanted to see me, so unexpectedly I am in New York today - New Haven over the weekend and then I will be back in New York Tuesday until Sat. Let's try to see each other sometime then this coming week / RD." There is an original 3 x 4 1/2 inch colored-pencil design by Duncan on the front panel of the card, signed by Duncan (who has also added Jess' name). The card's message is Rilke's poem "The Child" (in English) in 12-lines of Duncan's initialed holograph, with an additional two lines of German words Englished. Both the card and the ALS are in fine condition.