Ap 18 Easter Monday.

More work on Easter Still and on 3 other recent poems.
Stomach better: all right by midnight.
Dorothy & Montagu to lunch: some talk on education & sculpture but for the most part solid working on Preamble to protocols drafted by Laura. Finished at 11.15. We spent some time looking for a covering name for the whole activity. At midnight Laura found ×××× [indecipherable] 'Countermand': not sure yet.
Then began work again on Persian wives1.
Insurgents take Amposta2.
Norman is slightly on again with Nella.

Editorial Notes

2Valencia, Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Montague Simmonds

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Nella Joseph

    Joseph, Nella
    friend of Norman Cameron's eds.


    • Title: Covenant of Literal Morality, The [subtitle Protocol I; privately printed]
    • Author: Aldridge, John, Dorothy Hutchinson, Lucie Brown, Ward Hutchinson, George Buchanan, Alix Kemp, Mary Buchanan, Hary Kemp, Norman Cameron, Len Lye, Gordon Glover, Albert Mills, Robert Graves, Mary Phillips, Sally Graves, Beryl Pritchard, Liddell Hart, David
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Bristol
    • Publisher: Western Printing Services Ltd.
    • Idno: A37
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Easter Still [poem? "destroyed." See diary Apr. 25, 1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-04-16