May 7 Saturday.

A lazy day.
Did a lot of phoning: went twice to the street market and bought a large coffee pot 6d1, a tea-pot stand 1d, a holly-patterned sugar bowl 1/-, a yellow & blue crochetted silk purse 6d, a Russian easter-egg 1/6d, a silver gilt brooch 6d, another cup & saucer 3d.
David Reeves in afternoon. Laura & I saw him off at Marylebone Station & walked back in the bitter wind.
After supper Julian Symons came to talk to Laura about an American number of his 20th Century Verse2: Laura went over a poem of his with him. It was the first time he had been subjected to literal criticism of his poems & he behaved very decently.

Editorial Notes

1sixpence eds.
2 Twentieth Century Verse Ed. Julian Symons. London: J. Symons, etc, 1937-1939. eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Julian Symons

    Symons, Julian
    (1912-1994) novelist and poet, editor of the London magazine,Twentieth Century Verse eds.