Virginia Woolf in Rodmell - 28 September, 1919

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, page 302:

We have been planting tiny grains of seed in the front bed, in the pious or religious belief that they will resurrect next spring as Clarkia, Calceolaria, Campanula, Larkspur & Scabious.  I shan't recognise them if they do; we are planting at a venture, inspired by a seedsmen's language: how they stand high & bear bright blue petals.  Then there's weeding. Very soon, in any occupation, one makes a game of it.  I mean (for I'm cold & inept at the moment - church bells ringing, fire just catching, & the great log we sawed about to plunge into fiery caverns) that…   more >>

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Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 302. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Rodmell


Virginia Woolf

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Date/Time 28 September, 1919
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:05:40 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:04:27 +0000