Tuesday Ap 20

Three drafts of a poem " To Address Posterity "; a walk behind Gentillino to middle of Lugano; bread ham & beer on the way. The longest walk since a year or so. Then in the evening, with Karl & Laura, a funicular ride half way up Monte Bré and then a walk up there (Pear blossom, tall grass) & back by Castagnola. Beer in an inn with two pencil pictures by an 'alcoholic' nephew. One a 'dream of war', one a kitchen interior, both brilliant.
Laura working over her poems.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • Gentillino

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Monte Bré

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Castagnola

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    area of Lugano town eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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    • Title: To Evoke Posterity [poem] ["To Address Posterity" is a superseded title on drafts of this poem. See Complete Poems, Vol. II, p. 96. DW]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-11