Who is Robert GravesRobert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985), known as Robert Graves, was a British poet, historical novelist, critic, and classicist. His father was Alfred Perceval Graves, a celebrated Irish poet and figure in the Gaelic revival; they were both Celticists and students of Irish mythology. Graves produced more than 140 works. Graves's poems—together with his translations and innovative analysis and interpretations of the Greek myths; his memoir of his early life, including his role in World War I, Good-Bye to All That; and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess—have never been out of print.
He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius, King Jesus, The Golden Fleece and Count ...
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Robert Graves Poems
- Morning PhÅ?nix
In my body lives a flame,
Flame that burns me all the day;
When a fierce sun does the same,
I am charred away. ...
- The Boy In Church
'Gabble-gabble . . . brethren . . . gabble-gabble!'
My window glimpses larch and heather.
I hardly hear the tuneful babble,
Not knowing nor much caring whether ...
- In Broken Images
He is quick, thinking in clear images;
I am slow, thinking in broken images.
He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images; ...
- The Travellers' Curse After Misdirection
(from the Welsh)
May they stumble, stage by stage
On an endless Pilgrimage ...
- The Snapped Thread
Desire, first, by a natural miracle
United bodies, united hearts, blazed beauty;
Transcended bodies, transcended hearts.
Top 10 most used topics by Robert GravesI Love You 44 Love 44 Time 38 Heart 36 Away 33 Never 30 Night 28 God 28 Red 27 Long 27
Robert Graves Quotes
- 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.
- Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.
- The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
- There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money either.
Comments about Robert Graves
- War_poets: 23 october 1941 robert graves writes about the absence of world war ii poetry 'the close connection between war poetry and georgian poetry must be emphasised: there was a contrastive interplay between the horrors of trench warfare and the joys of simple bucolic experience'
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- Nitch____: "never use the word 'audience.' the very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. poets don't have an 'audience': they're talking to a single person all the time. robert graves
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- Guzfox: “never use the word 'audience.' the very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. poets don't have an 'audience'. they're talking to a single person all the time.” robert graves