Date of composition. Probably composed in early May 1910. WBY stayed as MG's guest at her house in Normandy, ‘Les Mouettes’ (in Colleville on the Normandy coast, near Calvados) from 28 Apr. until 16 May 1910. Since the next item in the Journal (a copy of ‘Against Unworthy Praise’) is dated by WBY as ‘May 11’, it is likely that the poem was composed by 10 May at the latest. It is entirely possible that this poem and ‘Against Unworthy Praise’ were being composed at roughly the same time.