Aug 18 Thursday

James & Ethel ×××× [indecipherable] occupy our days. They are late for all meals and difficult about food: but in the evening Laura cooked dried figs with wine, salt butter, lemon, cordial Medoc 1 and they were enraptured.
No work got done, except some that Laura did with David and I finished a poem in 3 drafts about Assumption Day .
A very lovely hot day.

Editorial Notes

1wine eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Ethel

    Reeves, Ethel
    Sister of James Reeves. AMG 317.


    • Title: Assumption Day [poem: draft enclosed; see diary Aug. 15th and 18th, 1938 eds.]
    • Title: Robert Graves: Complete Poems Vol. III
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press
    • BiblScope: pp.346, 528 (note)
    • Date: 1995-1999