Who is Robert Graves

Captain Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was a British poet, historical novelist and critic. 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 in his lifetime. His poems, his translations and innovative analysis 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 is also a renowned short story writer, with stories such as 'The Tenement' still being popular today

He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius; King Je...
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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.
    ...
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Chaoticbeauty77: robert graves, 1948
Depsecgraves: had a productive meeting last week with puerto rico financial oversight & management board executive director robert mujica where we discussed economic development & the biden-harris administration’s priorities for the archipelago. full readout here:
Chaoticbeauty77: “the poet's task is to enter into a trance-like state of inspiration, during which he becomes the instrument of the goddess and her poetic message. the poet must surrender his ego and personal desires in order to allow the goddess to work through him.” robert graves
Fongern_fx: isn't it both ridiculous and scary to realise how years of ultra-cheap money and low rates create mind-boggling asset bubbles, and precisely these asset bubbles are at risk of bursting, thereby posing a systemic/stability risk. in other words, we've been digging our own graves.
Frankmilleriii1: scotland w a leader who is not only a non-scot, but also non-christian? doesnt pass the smell test. wllm wallace, mary, queen of scots, robert the bruce, vomiting in their graves.
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