Friday. May[RG] March[RG] 27

Three drafts of a poem: No one can Guess.1
Reading Epilogue. We have more than enough material we find.
Ortelius's2 map of Spain 1573 came (30/-). Took it to be framed in lemon wood.
Stomach better: bad for the last three or four heavy days. Lovely day today.
Epilogue all day.
Yesterday, Gelat says, the Engineer was encouraging about water. Has now decided to look for water in Antonio's3 ground: water for Puig and our attic that way. (The government to pay 25% of the 30,000 pesetas needed).
Carl made a tailor4 three days ago5, 1 today. We play every night.

Editorial Notes

1see entry for Apr.3, 1936. (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title.) DW; eds.
2Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) eds.
3Antonio de Ca's Pintat? Antonio Murciano? eds
4refers to card game. eds.
5at "66" K.G.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Puig

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Hill in the middle of Deyá. WG Highest point of village KG

People Mentioned

  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.


    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: No One Can Guess [poem: "scrapped": diary Apr. 3, 1936; but later became "X" (in Collected Poems 1938): see note. DW, eds.]
    • Title: Robert Graves: Complete Poems, Vol. II
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press
    • BiblScope: pp. 92-93
    • Date: 1995-1999