Jan 9 Monday

Laura not well, stayed in bed all morning.
Another two or three drafts of the poem1 which has been going on for three days: shortening, lengthening, shortening.
Beryl taught Montague Cambeluk. He has brought a quoit-board & a dart-board and a cake from Dorothy's mother.
Laura went for one of her rare walks, with Dorothy to lake.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • 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


    • Title: Love Beast, The [poem; published as The Beast]
    • Title: No More Ghosts
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Idno: A50
    • Date: 1939-01-06