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' p ...
Popular Poems
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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,
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2.
Call It A Good Marriage
Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
Her warmth, his masculinity,
Their interlocking views;
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3.
A Child's Nightmare
Through long nursery nights he stood
By my bed unwearying,
Loomed gigantic, formless, queer,
Purring in my haunted ear
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4.
Down, Wanton, Down!
Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame
That at the whisper of Love's name,
Or Beauty's, presto! up you raise
Your angry head and stand at gaze?
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5.
Dew-Drop And Diamond
The difference between you and her
(whom I to you did once prefer)
Is clear enough to settle:
She like a diamond shone, but you
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
What we now call "finance" is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
11 November 2014
If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.
11 November 2014
The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
11 November 2014
Nine-tenths of English poetic literature is the result either of vulgar careerism or of a poet trying to keep his hand in. Most poets are dead by their late twenties.

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aqueelah 01 November 2018
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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Chuck 08 August 2018
Looking for a Robert Graves poem entitled The Red Ribbon Dream. Can't find it anywhere.
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moumin bhattacharjee 23 July 2018
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peter gisla 24 January 2018
I am trying to locate a poem by Robert Graves entitled Real Women.....in search of meaning in a complex society. Please respond if you would to petergisla333@yahoo.com Thank You....Peter
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