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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 ...

Robert Graves Poems

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,

Call It A Good Marriage

Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
Her warmth, his masculinity,
Their interlocking views;

A Child's Nightmare

Through long nursery nights he stood
By my bed unwearying,
Loomed gigantic, formless, queer,
Purring in my haunted ear


I’ve watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,

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?

Robert Graves 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.

Robert Graves Comments

peter gisla 24 January 2018

I am trying to locate a poem by Robert Graves entitled Real search of meaning in a complex society. Please respond if you would to Thank You....Peter

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Kuldeep Kumar Singh 02 December 2017

Chander pur bawliya.

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shak spear 16 March 2018

i lik shak spear cus he good very at london

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PAOK the Great 23 November 2020

Bolches yarboclos Why " The clipped stater" is not here?

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Peter Griffin 14 March 2019

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