Aug 3 Wednesday

Montague arrived
Poems1 still.
Thrashing corn at the farm.
×××× [indecipherable] Laura getting on better with her Macedonian Lives2.
Laura came for the first time to the Étang 3: the others all bathed, protested at by fishermen.
First blackberries.
Violent thunderstorm all night & much rain.
Juan had promised us a cat from the entrepot 4: but a fish cart visited & all the many cats got inside, were driven away & never seen again – Miguel ran after the van weeping in vain.

Editorial Notes

3lake KG
4entrepôt; " warehouse" eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Montague Simmonds

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Miguel Ripoll

    Ripoll, Miguel
    Juan Vives' business partner from Deyá; married to Francisca née Mayol eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939