Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

Robert Graves
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Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon, a suburb of London. Graves was known as a poet, lecturer and novelist. He was also known as a classicist and a mythographer. Perhaps his first known and revered poems were the poems Groves wrote behind the lines in World War One. He later became known as one of the most superb English language 'Love' poets. He then became recognised as one of the finest love poets writing in the English language.

Members of the poetry, novel writing, historian, and classical scholarly community often feel indebted to the man and his works. Robert Graves was born into an interesting time in history. He actually saw Queen Victoria’s Diamond ... more »

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  • ''Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.''
    Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist. Speech, December 6, 1963, London School of Economics. "Mammon," Mammon and the Black Goddess (1965)...
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  • ''What we now call "finance" is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.''
    Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist. speech, Dec. 6, 1963, London School of Economics. "Mammon," Mammon and the Black Goddess (1965).
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  • ''If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.''
    Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist. speech, Dec. 6, 1963, London School of Economics. "Mammon," Mammon and the Black Goddess (1965).
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  • ''The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.''
    Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist. Address, January 1960, to the Oxford University Philological Society. "Poetic Gold," Oxford Address...
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  • ''The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good—in spite of all the people who say he is very good.''
    Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist. quoted in Observer (London, Dec. 6, 1964).
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  • Undyne(4/5/2019 9:19:00 AM)

    Hey Sans Im about to do the forknight dance.

    Check IT!

    yes

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  • Riley Hitler(4/4/2019 9:35:00 AM)

    i ear i i i yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  • Sans From Undertale(4/4/2019 9:35:00 AM)

    ehehehe looks like you're going to have a bad time

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  • Peter Griffin(3/14/2019 8:52:00 AM)

    hey hehehe where's my comment lois

    perhaps

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  • Peter Griffin(3/14/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Hey Lois watch me do a fortnite dance.

    Holy crap!

    Like if you agree!

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  • t-naka@kcc.zaq.ne.jp(12/11/2018 12:02:00 AM)

    Would you like to tell me his King Stephen?

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  • aqueelah(11/1/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    I love your poems so sad but so good. It really describes how life was like in the war a lot.

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  • chucky(10/15/2018 2:20:00 PM)

    he is cool poet if you don't agree with me then leave

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  • Chuck(8/8/2018 11:03:00 AM)

    Looking for a Robert Graves poem entitled The Red Ribbon Dream. Can't find it anywhere.

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Best Poem of Robert Graves

A Dead Boche

To you who'd read my songs of War
And only hear of blood and fame,
I'll say (you've heard it said before)
"War's Hell! " and if you doubt the same,
Today I found in Mametz Wood
A certain cure for lust of blood:

Where, propped against a shattered trunk,
In a great mess of things unclean,
Sat a dead Boche; he scowled and stunk
With clothes and face a sodden green,
Big-bellied, spectacled, crop-haired,
Dribbling black blood from nose and beard.

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