July 20 Tuesday

Face still swollen: a good deal of pain.
Two drafts of a poem called ' Cataphracts '1
Sunny day.
Read Procopius 2, another fairly final draft of Cataphracts .
In bed, except to supper.

Editorial Notes

2i.e.The Secret History of Procopius by Procopius, of Caesarea. New York: Covici Fiede, 1934. eds.

Hands Referenced


    • Title: Cataphracts [poem] [the initial title on drafts of "The Cuirassiers of the Frontier". See Complete Poems, Vol. II, pp. 80-81, and p. 311 (note and footnote). DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-07-20
    • Title: Cuirassiers of the Frontier [poem: initially called "The Cataphracts". DW]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Date: 1938-11