Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

Robert Graves Poems

1. A Valentine 5/9/2015
2. Mermaid, Dragon, Fiend 8/3/2016
3. She Tells Her Love 11/21/2014
4. The Patchwork Bonnet 4/1/2010
5. The Three Drinkers 4/1/2010
6. The Kiss 3/30/2015
7. The Promised Lullaby 4/1/2010
8. Nine O'Clock 4/1/2010
9. Morning Phœnix 4/1/2010
10. The Boy In Church 4/1/2010
11. The Boy Out Of Church 4/1/2010
12. The Picture Book 4/1/2010
13. Retrospect: The Jests Of The Clock 4/1/2010
14. Dicky 4/1/2010
15. Hawk And Buckle 4/1/2010
16. The General Elliott 4/1/2010
17. The God Called Poetry 4/1/2010
18. The Voice Of Beauty Drowned 4/1/2010
19. Nebuchadnezzar's Fall 4/1/2010
20. Loving Henry 4/1/2010
21. The 4/1/2010
22. Neglectful Edward 4/1/2010
23. Manticor In Arabia 4/1/2010
24. Give Us Rain 4/1/2010
25. The Cupboard 4/1/2010
26. The Pier-Glass 4/1/2010
27. The Lost Love 4/1/2010
28. Fox's Dingle 4/1/2010
29. Song: One Hard Look 4/1/2010
30. The Patchwork Quilt 4/1/2010
31. The Beacon 4/1/2010
32. Outlaws 4/1/2010
33. Sullen Moods 4/1/2010
34. Sospan Fach 4/1/2010
35. Haunted 4/1/2010
36. Here They Lie 4/1/2010
37. It's A Queer Time 4/1/2010
38. Jane 4/1/2010
39. Rocky Acres 4/1/2010
40. The Spoilsport 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Robert Graves

Call It A Good Marriage

Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
Her warmth, his masculinity,
Their interlocking views;
Except one stray graphologist
Who frowned in speculation
At her h's and her s's,
His p's and w's.

Though few would still subscribe
To the monogamic axiom
That strife below the hip-bones
Need not estrange the heart,
Call it a good marriage:
More drew those two together,
Despite a lack of children,
Than pulled them apart.

Call it a good marriage:
They never fought in public,
They acted circumspectly
And faced the world ...

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Mermaid, Dragon, Fiend

In my childhood rumors ran
Of a world beyond our door-
Terrors to the life of man
That the highroad held in store.

Of mermaids' doleful game
In deep water I heard tell,
Of lofty dragons belching flame,
Of the hornèd fiend of Hell.

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