Oct 3 Sunday

Laura worked till 3.15 last night & had trouble in killing a red-haired moth which refused to die.
Five versions of a poem 'The Absentees'
Alan came to lunch & we talked over plans: has written his marsh poem1.
Laura read me her newspaper recommendation2.
Walk in fields, & brought back oak-leaves with acorns & berried holly.
Apparently the Karl-Marie business is to be reintegrated? [sic: redintegrated]3.

Editorial Notes

1see 17 September, 1937 eds.
2for Part V, The World and Ourselves eds.
3re-integrated KG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • 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.
  • Marie

    Goldschmidt, Marie
    Karl Goldschmidt's first wife. RPG 280-81. The couple met when Marie was employed as domestic help at Ewhurst (summer 1937). eds.


    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: The Absentees [poem]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-10-03