15 June

15 June 1920

2 Portland Villas, Hampstead - London

I took them last just after you & Dent went. Do you think I dare take another dose. I feel as tho' I am suffocating.

Aah! Baah! Aaah! Baah! like thousands of tired sheep in the shearing pens at evening time.
and the gum leaves, like tufts of cock's feathers ruffled in the faint breeze.

At night and at early morning I love to listen to my darling roosters crowing to one another from lonely yards. Each one has a different note. I have never heard two roosters crow alike. But the hens who seem from their cackle to be laying eggs all day long sound as like one another as - as - - In fact there is no possible distinguishing between them. L.M. says they are not all laying eggs. Some of them are frightened, surprised, excited - or just - playful. But this seems to me to make the affair even more - - - humiliating. [KM Notebooks, undated]