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Robert Graves

Robert von Ranke Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves and most commonly Robert Graves) 24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985 was an English poet, scholar/translator/writer of antiquity specializing in Classical Greece and Rome, and novelist.

Wilfred Owen Siegfried Sassoon Collected Poems Seamus Heaney Michael Longley Greek Myths Great War Western Front Triple Goddess John Steinbeck Old Testament Ted Hughes Ezra Pound Lou Gehrig Edward Thomas Rupert Brooke Horned God


Not complaining, but c30°C+ is quite hot. Here is the cala where John Aldridge painted, and Robert Graves bathed.
“Poets don't have an ‘audience’: They’re talking to a single person all the time.” —Robert Graves
In the ancient world, Athene was considered to be the Goddess of Civilization. "According to Robert Graves, Athene also invented the flute and the trumpet, and agricultural implements such as the plough and rake. Her gift to humanity extended to the realm of mathematics, the Arts and, of course, the "womanly arts" of spinning, weaving and needlework. She introduced more sophisticated means of transportation by inventing the ship, chariot and bridle for horses." (excerpt, "Athene Parthenogenesis" by Jessica North-O'Connell)
'A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written, the world would end.' Robert Graves.
Just finished reading 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - love love loved it! So good. Brilliantly written and beautifully translated by Lucia Graves, Robert Graves (the poet) granddaughter. What a story! Read it if you haven't :-)
''Like man and wife who nightly keep Inconsequent debate in sleep As they dream side by side.'' Robert Graves (1895-1985), Full Moon (c)Imgen
Robert Graves, of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, describes an episode of horror and heroism in the trenches. From...
A picture has just reminded me that 'Goodbye to all that' - a WW1 memoir by Robert Graves is one of the best books I have ever read.
‘After the first day or two, the corpses swelled and stank’ - Robert Graves in the trenches.
Don't quite understand why Robert Graves used Josephus' comment on the Roman army under Vespasian & Titus of Tiberius' command in Germany
REPORT: If the pass on Johnny Manziel, they will take it to their F*graves.
Technology, More Like Tech-NO-logy 1 min ago by Robert Graves0 Comments0 CommentsRecently, I started thinking if Paps and I would be doing our children a disservice by not allowing them to get use to using electronics. Like, would it make them the equivalent of someone who is an illiterate adult on…
"Philosophy is antipoetic. Philosophize about mankind and you brush aside individual uniqueness, which a poet cannot do without damage to his work ... Poets mistrust philosophy. They know that once heads are counted, each owner of a head loses his personal identity and becomes a number ... he will be a 'mere cypher.'" from Robert Graves's "The Case for Xanthippe," which I am almost certain I can convince myself is relevant to my work
Thank you to my Amber Manor family, family, and friends for your prayers and concerns for my son Robert Graves. Rob had a scooter accident yesterday morning. He broke his ankle in two places, took most of the brunt of the pavement to his face. We are waiting for a surgery date for his ankle. Praying for his speedy recovery.
Enjoyed reading Paul Theroux's "The Pillars of Hercules" on this trip of his year in 1995 around the Mediterranean beginning with Gibraltar's apes who are better mannered than the tourists. Missed Majorca but Theroux captured Robert Graves' life on its sea cliffs and I didn't know George Sand ran away with Chopin to Majorca in 1838 where he wrote his "Preludes." Theroux explains well how the Spanish are still coming out from the 37 years of Franco's dictatorship. Below is the Prado and historical Madrid.
3 of 5 stars to Las Aventuras del Sargento Lamb by Robert Graves
In 'Goodbye to all that', Robert Graves remembers crying at having to learn his 23 times table at prep school, pre 1st World War!
“Because the world is in a sick condition and we are all somehow infected, against our will, even if we think we are whole in mind and soul and body.” ― Robert Graves
It's still amazing to watch Peter Graves, Leslie Nielson, Robert Stack, and Lloyd Bridges deadpanning through ridiculous nonsense.
Robert Graves wrote that ancient moon goddesses kept tri colored hounds as did the benevolent lords of the otherworld who move across the skys with their hounds baying thunder to find lost souls.
Robert Graves, 'Goodbye to all that'. Cried over learning the 23 times table at prep school.
Obituary for Robert Graves, Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Forrest Cemetery for Robert "Bobby" S. Graves Jr., 61, of Huntsville, who passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, after an extended
“On page 210 of 496 of Good-bye to All That, by Robert Graves Saw that as Rupert Graves. Sad now. XD
Welles' favourite writers were Isak Dinesen and Robert Graves (I wrote a big sloppy essay on this a few weeks ago)
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good - Robert Graves
Don't often read 2 books at once but, through logistical carelessness, am having to alternate Robert Graves with Barbara Pym. Pretty weird.
I wonder if this is what the likes of Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe had wanted to achieve.. I'm sure they are turning in their graves.
How could they miss out Laura Riding and Robert Graves?
"No poem is worth anything unless it starts from a poetic trance"_Robert Graves thanks to f…
Robert Graves loves you so much right now
"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either." Robert Graves
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He in a new confusion of his understanding;. I in a new understanding of my confusion. - Robert Graves (1895-1985)
poet and soldier Robert Graves' grandfather was Charles Graves - Anglican Bishop of
In the book "A Naturalist goes to War" by Philip Gosse, MP a General Practitioner from the New Forest who joined the Royal Army Medical Corps for the duration of WW1, Gosse explains that he was the official British Army Ratcatcher for a while on the Western Front. On page 64, Gosse quotes from a letter written by Siegfried Sassoon, who was a friend of the Gosse family, to Gosse's Mother, in which Sassoon says: "There is a young poet in the Battn., 19 years old and a temporary Captain - Robert Graves, son of Alfred Perceval Graves (rather a bad poet isn't he?). R.G. writes moderately well, and is a great admirer of Samuel Butler (“Erewhon” author), and shocks his venerable sire with violent Trench lyrics about lice and corruption. His Father retaliates with impassioned hymns in "The Observer"." It seems that Sassoon met Rosaleen Graves, Robert's sister and one of the Female Poets featured in my project, in No. 54 General Hospital in Wimereux, France where she served from 23rd November 1917 until Mar .. ...
About the poetry of John Crowe Ransom, whose Complete Poems, edited by myself, will be published this fall by the Un-Gyve Press: “I have probably a higher opinion of your verse than you have of mine.”—T.S. Eliot to John Crowe Ransom “I know of no man in America more qualified than Ransom to be a professor of poetry.”—Ezra Pound to Ford Madox Ford “The sort of poetry, which, because it is too good, has to be brushed aside as a literary novelty.”—Robert Graves “He insists upon the wit of his reader; he makes an appeal which the reader cannot possibly overlook.”—Robert Graves “A poem as accomplished as Bogan’s Juan’s Song or Ransom’s Parting at Dawn—or Mew’s A Quoi Bon Dire—suggests a perfection that is ultimately a dare: they ask whether we are worthy of them, and the only proof of our worthiness rests in the zeal with which we espouse them.”—Penelope Fitzgerald “His verse is in the best sense ‘private’, the judgment upon the world of one man who could not, p ...
Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles LOS ANGELES — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach but causing no reported damage. The quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a typical Southern California quake of moderate magnitude and said expectations would be that damage would be slight, if it occurred at all. Los Angeles police and fire officials said there were no immediate reports of damage. "It rocked and rolled for about 10 or 12 seconds. I'm surprised nothing fell off the walls or broke — and nothing did — but it was quite a shaker," said Brian Bland, a retired AP Radio correspondent who lives in suburban Santa Monica. The 6:25 a.m. quake occurred at a depth of about 5 miles. There were several aftershocks, including one of 2.7 magnitude that caused very minor ...
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In 1937, filming began on 'I, Claudius,' from the Robert Graves... via
I imagine everyone has seen that old Masterpiece Theater series, "Claudius". And some have probably read the novels by Robert Graves that gave the series moment. Seems Graves meant it as a parable reflecting the decadence of the Modern era. Of course he was spot on. As Jeffers so succinctly put it, "Shine on oh vanishing Republic." And, yes, I've read the critics' panning of the novel, charging Graves with lifting the whole of the story from the Roman historian, Tacitus. To which charge I want to say so f**king what? Anyway, maybe I'm conflating the memory or misremembering. It's been decades since I read the novels. But something his Claudius says strikes back at me with regularity. I want to say he utters the words just before taking the poison laced mushrooms his dear wife, Agrippina, who on the side is boinking her son, Nero, feeds him with her own hand. I only later learned Graves got the sentence from Paul's letters to the Romans. So that it has a New Testament provenance is a sweet iro ...
Robert Graves, be thankful you are in Africa. We have almost .5 inches of sleet and still coming down like a thunderstorm. My deck is white, yard is white and still predicting snow on top of this. It *** !!...lol
As well as Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That. Have wanted to read that since I was 16.
Don't think much of the new Nationwide BS advert promoting leaving a dog tied up outside whilst you go inside the branch...
Julia Bradbury leaving Countryfile and the beeb, is the best news I've heard all day
"While earnestly the future we devote. To yet more boastful visions of despair".- Robert Graves
Exactly! I Claudius written by Robert Graves Roman expert could have had Boris in mind.
Which one of the stories written by those European philosophers that Clarke said he got his teachings from can be validated?? Clarke said he got his teachings from Gerald Massey and his work, Egypt, Light of the World, (two volumes), The Book of the Beginnings, (two volumes) and Natural Genesis, (two volumes).I am also referring to Gerald Massey’s greatest English disciple, Albert Churchward, whose book, The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man, Anacalypsis, two volumes by Godfrey Higgins, published in 1837. James Fraser, The Folklore in the Old Testament and another contemporary book, Hebrew Myths, edited by Robert Graves and Raphael Patai, Michael Bradley’s The Iceman Inheritance. How do you come to believe the writings of those Europeans without any evidence?? Is that an example of a free mind?? Enlighten me.
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someone explain to me--what is treacle tart and why is Robert Graves so hung up on it?
Find copies on AbeBooks: AbeBooks' review of Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves In 1929, the poet and author Robert Graves went to liv...
Last day of filming. It's been such a pleasure to play the war poet Robert Graves amongst a lovely cast and crew.
How Washington lost its appeal. another version of Robert Graves' " Goodby to all that" an obit for a long-gone DC.
100 years ago, the UK lost many young poets. We will never know what they could have produced. Fortunately, Robert Graves survived and went on to write I Claudius, and a large body of romantic poetry.
Guess who's goin hard in the paint tonight? This girl! Robert Graves too :)
"What else can I say, except that my best friend is still the waste-paper basket?" Robert Graves
Meanwhile, this is a truly fascinating blog post on links between M.R. James, Robert Graves and cult film The Shout:
We are very happy to introduce Robert Graves and Josh Jeffers as new Personal Golf Coaches here at the West Lake GolfTEC! THESE guys are good!
My friends who come up with notorious comments, comments of consequence, somehow turn into wienies when willing to share them. So, I have to share said comments on my own. Gladly done. "“If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.” ― Robert Graves
I've literally just noticed this too “How did I just notice that the second hand moves on the iOS 7 Clock home screen icon.”
Red Bull hit new low in testing: World champion Sebastian Vettel fails to complete a single lap in Bahrain tes...
Robert Graves Well now ya know that meg cares for you ;)
"Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer." - Robert Graves
Love is a universal migraine,. A bright stain on the vision. Blotting out reason. ~ Robert Graves
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money will buy almost anything but truth, and almost anyone but the truth-possessed poet ROBERT GRAVES
Dual-OS Android and Window Phones are coming. That explains X some more
O dear... "Sebastian Vettel tries again...but makes it to the end of the pitlane
The Oz GP in Melbourne is going to be utterly crazy it seems. My money is on Mercedes, Bernd Maylander is very quick in tha…
Some notes on the connection between Robert Graves' White Goddess and M.R. James' Oh Whistle - the mysteries of...
No music thrills the broken lyre When far Orion strides the night. The crown and scepter in the mire Lay fallen, and a fabled rite Demands a royal sacrifice. What terrible Fate commands the hour When Autumn lights her sacred fire? What rhythm drives the golden flower Dancing to the pyre? --William Max Miller      I wrote this during a prolonged study of Sir James Frazier's The Golden Bough and Robert Graves' The White Goddess. The theme of ritual regicide, examined by both writers, is here given a clear connection with the cycle of the changing seasons. In poetry & myth, the rhythms of nature blend inseparably with the ultimate realities of our inner lives and provide reflections of our own deepest truths. The universe becomes a cypher of the Self that only art can express.
PLEASE pray for Robert Graves Jr and his family. My heart breaks as he battles cancer, and many of you have been close to this fight before, so you know how awful it is.keep that sweet family in your thoughts and/or prayers.
Love is a universal migraine, a bright stain on the vision blotting out reason. Robert graves.
"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out." (Robert Graves)
"If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money." Robert Graves
Yeah, dude. Get some Robert Graves and read up. She was bad. ***
Brothels displayed blue lamps if they were for officers & red lamps for other ranks (queues of men were normal here) Robert Graves abstained
Home stretch~PFH Bruce Meyer- Well, we're into the second last leg of the 100 books of poems. One friend told me how much she loathed lists and fair enough. Back about 1982 the Poetry Review in England ranked all the living British poets as if they were teams in a football league. I felt for the ones that had been relegated out of the game and weren't there at all. This list is not a ranking. Don't even think of the numbers as any sort of sequence or category. They are just there so I can keep track of where I am in the process. And as I have said, this subjective list is by no means a definitive, final word. It is just a lot of suggestions I'm tossing out in the hope that people will make reading poetry a passion in their lives. I read two books of poems each day not because I have to or because I need to but because I love to. And for every book mentioned here, there are a hundred other books that deserve to be mentioned. Ecclesiastes in the Bible has the great line: "of the making of books there is no ...
Any talk of Mizzou's Robert Graves? Touched 97 last weekend, apparently.
For love, I would . Split open your head and put . a candle in . behind the eyes . - Robert Creeley
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lovelessness. I might do some more Robert Graves, to shape some of the journal.
After touring her, Laura Riding Jacksons, *** Style home in Vero beach I was compelled to search for and find her cemetery resting place. After a few tries I found the site where she is buried next to her beloved husband. A few things I have gleened about this Lady are as follows ,and mind you, I do not follow the crowd. After careful thought and pondering and listening for the past to rise up this is what I have concluded. She was popular and popular with the men. Many women did not like her because the men liked her. Her freedom was like a magnet to some which made them desire her and desire her company and presence. She was fun, crazy at times due to rejection, being second best is never rewarding. She liked and got along better with people who were truthful. Often some of the writings were so deep they were incoherent to an unskilled reader. She was extremly intelligent. A *** house is very minimalist fluff was baggage that took away from experiencing life. The trust she gave was not respec ...
At Robert graves to see my lil man be a big part of his kindergarten play .I don't usually but I actually...
As requested, here is list of the poems used for our extra special Valentine's Evening event 'Be Still My Beating Heart': Mrs Icarus by Carol Ann Duffy Love Song by Dorothy Parker Cecilia, Celia by Adrian Mitchell My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun Shakespeare When I heard at the close of day by Walt Whitman Drink to me only with thine eyes by Ben Jonson I like My Body When It Is With Your Body by E.E. Cummings Love Poem by Douglas Dunn Dead Still by Andrew Vosnesensky Eulogy To A *** Of A Dame by Charles Bukowski Love Birds by Jo Shapcott. Symptoms of love by Robert Graves Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis by Tom Waits A drinking Song by Yeats Thanks to all those who attended!
Would like to ask all my fb friends and family to open your hearts and prayers for Robert Graves jr. Hospice has been called in. His cancer has spread . He and his family has endured so much . Please pray for his comfort and his wife and children . Also if u would like to make a donation he has a special bank account set up at Walmart the bank there Wood Forest National Bank. Any one wanting to make a donation would be greatly appreciated God Bless.
My song by the barn bucks and waves. Reading a poem to Robert Graves. .
Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. -- Robert Graves
Marriage like money, is still with us; and like money, progressively devalued. - Robert Graves
Hi everyone! Just letting everyone know that Robert Graves Elementary School located in Port Ewen,NY is having a Pet Food Drive for the month of March. March 1st through the 31st. If you can please bring a can,bag of food or, treats for any type of animal that can be found in a local shelter . The donations will go to the local shelter.
Conjunction What happens afterwards, none need enquire They are poised there in conjunction, beyond time, At an oak-tree top level with Paradise Its leafy tester unshaken where they stand Palm to palm, mouth to mouth, beyond desire, Perpetuating lark song, perfume, colour, And the tremulous gasp of watchful winds Past all belief, we know them held By peace and light and irrefragable love – Twin paragons, our final selves…. - Robert Graves
Today's recommendation for a thing that will blow your mind: Robert Graves' Greek Myths. Edith Hamilton can go screw.
You can find an exam question on mixed strategies by reading Robert Graves.
Just returned from Wentachee Washington yesterday. I had a very good opening with about 60 people attending with very positive response. My talk was well received too and paintings looked very nice in that gallery. Thank you Robert Graves Gallery! Wonderful hosts and beautiful town too!
CAT GODDESSES A perverse habit of cat-goddesses — Even the blackest of them, black as coals Save for a new moon blazing on each breast, With coral tongues and beryl eyes like lamps, Long-leggèd, pacing three by three in nines - This obstinate habit is to yield themselves, In verisimilar love-ecstasies, To tatter-eared and slinking alley-toms No less below the common run of cats Than they above it; which they do not for spite, To provoke jealousy — not the least abashed By such gross-headed, rabbit colored litters As soon they shall be happy to desert. Robert Graves
The Naked and the Nude For me, the naked and the nude (By lexicographers construed As synonyms that should express The same deficiency of dress Or shelter) stand as wide apart As love from lies, or truth from art. Lovers without reproach will gaze On bodies naked and ablaze; The Hippocratic eye will see In nakedness, anatomy; And naked shines the Goddess when She mounts her lion among men. The nude are bold, the nude are sly To hold each treasonable eye. While draping by a showman's trick Their dishabille in rhetoric, They grin a mock-religious grin Of scorn at those of naked skin. The naked, therefore, who compete Against the nude may know defeat; Yet when they both together tread The briary pastures of the dead, By Gorgons with long whips pursued, How naked go the sometimes nude! Robert Graves
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Current bus book is Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Hardly anything need be said about it, except how enjoyable it is.
"(Noel) Coward was the dramatist of disillusion, as Eliot was its tragic poet, Aldous Huxley its novelist, & James Joyce its prose epic-writer" Robert Graves
Stephen Hawking was born on 8 January 1942[1] to Frank and Isobel Hawking.[26][27] Despite their families' financial constraints, both parents attended the University of Oxford, where Frank studied medicine and Isobel, Philosophy, Politics and Economics.[27] The two met shortly after the beginning of the Second World War at a medical research institute where she was working as a secretary and he as a medical researcher.[27][28] They lived in Highgate, but as London was under attack in those years, his mother went to Oxford to give birth in greater safety.[29] Stephen has two younger sisters, Philippa and Mary, and an adopted brother, Edward.[30] He began his schooling at the Byron House School; he later blamed its "progressive methods" for his failure to learn to read while at the school.[31] In 1950, when his father became head of the division of parasitology at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hawking and his family moved to St Albans, Hertfordshire.[31][32] The eight-year-old Hawking attend ...
also pray for my Son,John Robert Graves ,he's up in Boston, MASS. having major surgery this month,Thank You
Robert Graves has been like a companion in my long lonely study. His 'I Claudius' is looking through my family album reciting tales of treacherous women. That my muse, Rena Easton, becomes a sacred...
Great day yesterday reminiscing days of old with Robert Graves, Scott Freeman, *** Degraff and many others at Blackies. If you ever visit there, you will now see a great smiling picture of Cole on the wall to your right when you enter. Cheers to you Cole.
Look: the constant marigold Springs again from hidden roots. Baffled gardener, you behold New beginnings and new shoots. - Robert Graves Turning the page into a new chapter...
Smash bros, Beer, and hooka with Isaac Clark, Robert Graves Robert Garrison Skaggs
"Love is the universal migraine" wrote Robert Graves in the poem "Symptoms of Love". And, like an actual migraine, it renders us paralyzed and wordless to describe. Regardless of the stage (or state) of a "love connection"' we feel as though no one else has ever felt as we do.
Took all day but I actually digested the first 3 chapters of Robert Graves' White Goddess!! ...steam is still rising from the sweaty brain and other than a good dose of the history of poetry don't ask me what I learned (insert grimace here.)
And the second of three symphonic extracts for piano from Ravel's 1913 ballet Daphnis et Chloe, which I recorded back in November. All the way through to the end. The ancient magic brought to life by this timeless piece is somewhat lost without some sort of programme: Daphnis and Chloe is based on the Greek novel written by Longus in the second century AD. It is one of the first novels ever written, and represents the blueprint of the stalwart of Occidental culture, the modern Hollywood-formula fairy-tale romance. (Although the Bollywood romance is more in keeping with the spirit of Longus' novel, both are as unrestrained as they are innocent.) Daphnis is a shepherd, Chloe a goatherdess, both are foundlings who grow up on neighbouring farms and fall in love as soon as they are able. In this extract, Nocturne - Interlude - Danse Guerrière, abounding with bewitching pastoral flute-like melodies, Chloe has been abducted from her farm by Methymnean pirates, and Daphnis has just discovered her discarded sanda ...
Thank to my bud Robert Graves and his sexy gal Emma Brabbins for buying the baby his jumperoo he is going to love it peace an love brother an sister peace an love
"Of recent years in England there has been a noticeable decline of swearing and foul language, and this, except at centres of industrial depression, shows every sign of continuing until a new shock to our national nervous system, a European war on a large scale or widespread revolutionary disturbances at home, may (or may not) revive the habit of swearing, simultaneously with that of praying."--"Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing and Improper Language" by Robert Graves, a first edition of which was just given to me as a birthday present. Priceless.
(Joshua) Makes sure you check out Robert Graves latest piece
Q956 - You want easy trivia? You got it! 1. physician Robert Graves first identified this disease in 1835, 2. before serving this Chinese soup, drop some beaten egg into it, 3. this word of approval may come from the initials of Martin Van Buren's nickname "Old Kinderhooks", 4. the first line of this Ralph Ellison novel is "I am an innocent man", 5. this stone was first made in Strasbourg, on the Rhine river, 6. the one word name of Ben & Jerry's flavor described as "vanilla ice cream with vanilla bean specks", 7. Leonardo da Vinci was born near this small Tuscan town in 1519, 8. China's Song dynasty was noted for its contributions to tz"u, a form of this, 9. 2 word name for the extinct bears who lived in caves a million years ago, 10. this sea lies to the north of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, 11. Glen Bell founded this taco chain in 1962, 12. "Killer Queen" was this group's first Top 40 hit, 13. Kodiak Island is the habitat of this type of bear, 14. this 9 letter word was added to the state flag ...
Hello, the play I have been promoting is to be put on in Oxford in April. It is called 'The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion'. It is about Lawrence of Arabia & Robert Graves. It is all the culmination of some hard work and it is exciting to be involved. :)
I was assigned Robert Graves by Barra Ó Scannail. Like to get a poet etc. Was tempted to go with one of the love poems but since we're 100 years on from the start of World War 1... Haunted Gulp down your wine, old friends of mine, Roar through the darkness, stamp and sing And lay ghost hands on everything, But leave the noonday's warm sunshine To living lads for mirth and wine. I met you suddenly down the street, Strangers assume your phantom faces, You grin at me from daylight places, Dead, long dead, I'm ashamed to greet Dead men down the morning street. Robert Graves
DREAM RENGA I live for my dreams. And my dreams are true it seems we now even dream together And the hand in the dream is always white I had a dream, which was not all a dream could almost have sworn that the kiss was real. That when I waked, I cried to dream again I woke up shouting: “I can’t understand!” This horror of waking – this was knowledge It seems to me that I am in a dream Of course, this is autobiography …in a dream I saw a soaring eagle And a flock of birds flew out of his heart. I don’t know whether they really are dreams. I have been real for a long, long time Fernando del Paso/ Robert Graves/ Ralph Blum/ George Lord Byron/ Rudyard Kipling/ William Shakespeare/ Ernesto Sabato/ Henry James/ Maxim Gorky/ Wallace Stegner/ Dante/ AlexanderTheroux/ Stanislaw Lem/ Nick Joaquin -Cezaruis 2014
Ode to the enduring potential of poetry BARRY HING THE AUSTRALIAN JANUARY 10, 2014 12:00AM ONE of the many lessons of World War I, which began almost 100 years ago with an assassination in June 1914, is its striking affirmation of the importance and, particularly for now, of the necessity of poetry in daily life. Indeed, this year's anniversary affords an opportunity to reconnect with the potential of verse, a robust linguistic response to the tedium - which so dominates our lives - of emails, SMS and chat forums as well as the "conversation" of seminars, focus groups and advertising. Such an instruction from a century ago is far from peculiar, given the catastrophe of the Western Front, unlike the wars that preceded and followed it, created some of the most memorable, if not some of the most meaningful, poetry of the English-speaking world; namely from Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and a host of others such as Robert Graves and Rupert Brooke, and for which The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot, who did not ...
Please refer to previous post: Here are the top forty (or so) books that either influenced me, or have stayed with me over the years.In no particular order. 'Shipping News', by Annie Proulx 'Bone People', by Keri Hulme 'Julian', by Gore Vidal 'I, Claudius', and Claudius the God', by Robert Graves 'The Hobbit' and 'R.o.t.R'., by Tolkien 'Life', by Richard Fortey 'Down and Out in Paris and London', by Orwell 'The Road', by Cormac McCarthy 'The Best little Boy in the World', by John Reid 'Catcher in the Rye', by Salinger 'Deliverance', by James Dickey 'Housekeeping', by Marilynne Robinson 'Lord of the Flies', by Golding 'The Man Who Planted Trees', by Jean Giono 'Jean de Florette' and 'Manon of the Springs', by Marcel Pagnol 'When Christ and His Saints Slept', by Sharon Kay Penman 'Through A Dark Wood Wandering', by Hella Haase 'The Earth Sea Trilogy', by Ursula K. LeGuin 'Count Belisarius', by Robert Graves 'Personal Gardening, by Josephine von Miklos 'The Crofter and the Laird', by John McPhee 'Attending M ...
Did you know this about Limerick? •In 1906 the Number 1 in the Limerick telephone exchange belonged to McMahon, Day & Co. Apothecaries, 136 George St. (O’Connell St.) •The grandfather of English poet and novelist Robert Graves was the Charles Graves, Bishop of Limerick for 33 years and is buried in St. Mary’s Cathedral. One of the epitaphs on his headstone was written by Douglas Hyde. •In 1892 after spending £35,000 on new water pipes in the city it was discovered on turning the taps that eels were making their way into the kitchens. •1869 : Mary Williams was sentenced to 14 days hard labour in Limerick for Blasphemy. .
The Shout is a weird 70s movie trying hard to be a Nicholas Roeg film but without Nicholas Roeg. Based on Robert Graves' short story. It stars John Hurt, Alan Bates, Susannah York, and with small parts for Tim Curry, and Jim Broadbent. Alan Bates character has supernatural powers including the ability to kill people with a shout. He apparently picked up said powers in the Australian outback where he lived for 18 years before moving back to the UK. He moves into John Hurt's house and pretty much takes over. The framing story is him telling Tim Curry, the chief medical officer of an Asylum the story of what happened whilst the other patients of the asylum conduct a Cricket match. John Hurt's character is also one of the patients, and his wife who had an affair with Alan Bates character turns out to have become one of the nurses. Movie ending is very strange. Whole movie is very strange. But worth a look.
I love to read, but only about half of these are books that I plan to read, and there are so many great ones missing. Where is the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin series? Where are the great epics of Homer, Virgil or Dante? No Goethe? Naipaul? Endo? Graham Greene? Walker Percy? Kundera? CS Lewis? Solzhenitsyn? Sigrid Undset's Kristen Lavransdatter? Robert Graves? Canticle for Liebowitz?
There is no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting. ROBERT GRAVES.
"Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat." - Robert Graves quotes from BrainyQuote.com
crazy. I've been trying to get falcon pro (for android) and failed, as it had same issue
Rules: list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard - they don't have to be the "right" or "great" works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends including me, so I can see your list. 1.Cider with Rosie -Laurie lee 2. The Country Girls - Edna OBrien 3. The Sea The Sea - Iris murdoch 4. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë 5. The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein. 6. Great expectations - Dickens. 7. Under the Greenwood Tree - tommy Hardy. 8. The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter. 9. The Hare with the Amber Eyes - Eddie de Waal 10. Goodbye to all That - Robert Graves. Eileen Corbeil, Ell Newell, Mike Spoor, Ulla Surland, Bob Neal, Colette Beardall, Hayne Bayless, Christy Keeney, Cynthia Davies, Lee Hutt
MT just spun at full speed 320km/h on bahrain straight cos my tyre blew without warning. need to get some to…
I keep thinking its Friday, as all I keep hearing is its people's last day working today before Christmas...
Five more books that really stayed with me, 1.The White Goddess by Robert Graves, 2. The Witching Way of Hollow Hill by Robin Artisson, 3.German Myths and Legends by Donald McKenzie, 4.The Once and Future King by TH White, 5.Elements of Refusal by John Zerzan
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She tells her love while half asleep In the dark hours, With half-words whispered low; As Earth stirs in her winter sleep And puts out grass and flowers Despite the snow, Despite the falling snow. -Robert Graves
to Poet Robert Graves the Life of a poet was subjected to The White Goddess: “She’s the person who makes poets write poems and she puts them through ordeals and gives them a *** of a time; and eventually if they don’t kill themselves, or otherwise disgrace themselves, she forgives them and then they go to Paradise, the Welsh Paradise which is the same as the Irish tree Paradise. She subjects the poets to a number of deaths; and when they’ve died often enough she relents: and the reward for having suffered a succession of White Goddesses is to meet the Black Goddess.” -Robert Graves
There is no good writing, only rewriting. ~ Robert Graves
Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else. - Robert Graves
Whole Love Every choice is always the wrong choice, Every vote cast is always cast away- How can truth hover between alternatives? Then love me more than dearly, love me wholly, Love me with no weighing of circumstance, As I am pledged in honour to love you: With no weakness, with no speculation On what might happen should you and I prove less Than bringers-to-be of our own certainty. Neither was born by hazard: each foreknew The extreme possession we are grown into. ~Robert Graves ~ (1895-1985)
… You know the ship is moving when you see - The boxes on the quayside slide away And become smaller - and feel a calm delight When the port's cleared and the coast is out of sight, And ships are few, each on its proper course, With no occasion for approach or discourse… A Former Attachment - Robert Graves
Rare Delights III. Recent Additions to Special Collections is an exhibition due to start 20 December 2013 in the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago Library. The exhibition offers a wide variety of materials on display that have been added to Special Collections by purchase or donation over the last three to four years. Not only is it an admirable opportunity to reveal what is actually collected in Special Collections, but importantly, it is an opportunity to thank all the donors for their kind generosity in giving materials to us, and to all those dealers and individuals who have supplied rare and interesting books to the collection. The old favourites such as 18th century literature, garden history, art and architecture, travel, and works by and about John Evelyn, John Locke, and the English poet Robert Graves are present. There are also new fields of collecting such as pulp fiction and science fiction (SF); the latter ‘teleported’ through the generosity of Prof. Fred Fastier, ...
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10 for Marcy (well, more than ten, but I'm trying) Collected Fiction by JLBorges Ghazals by Hafez *** Davis translation) Autobiography of Mark Twain Greek Myths by Robert Graves Dictionary of Symbols, Penguin Reference Collected Poetry of Seamus Heaney (when it exists) Underworld by Don Delillo Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce Snow by Orhan Pamuk (though I suspect Museum of Innocence will soon take this spot) Collected Poems by Jim Harrison Honorable Mentions: complete Harrison, Blasket islands library, Rilke, Yeats, Kerouac, Joyce, Shakespeare or Plato (the last three would replace anything on the list), Irish Literature in the 20th century, Making of a Poem/Sonnet, Irish Mythology (Ossianic in particular), Icelandic Sagas, the Crack up by Fitzgerald (all the ex-pats and Faulkner), At Swim, Twp Boys by O'Neill, Earthly Powers by Burgess, Dahl Omnibus, I won't start on cookbooks (it's already clear I'm a glutton).
Whenever I am feeling down and need a good laugh ,I can always count on my baby brother Robert Graves to make me laugh until I am in tears.He is a but,and should be performing at somebody's comedy club. Love you Cookie.
Random irritations - car-users - Bach would walk hundreds of miles from school to school, house to house, without blinking. Robert Graves would holiday by bicycle, sleeping in the hop-fields. Mozart was transported by pony and trap over rutted fields in week-long journeys, most times he would walk. Dickens walked thirty miles a day. You, no doubt, get in yer car, just to go to Tesco's. You are not Bach. You are not Graves. You are not Amadeus. You sure aint Dickens. You won't leave a trace, or even a point. Think about that, next time you switch on the ignition and try walking instead! You self-gratifying consumerist hogs! Cheers!
Planned program: 14 January, Tuesday. Arrival at Palma in the evening. Accommodation in the four-star Hotel Mirador, within walking distance of Palma’s old town, with beautiful view on the beach. 15 January, Wednesday. Palma, exploration of the old town. Optional program in the dawn: a walk to the fish market to see the arrival of the night catch and the fish auction. After breakfast, visiting the medieval cathedral – including the places closed to tourists – with the guide of our local friend and expert. The Almudaina, the former palace of the Moorish kings, the old Arab town and preserved Arab baths, the labyrinth of Renaissance courtyads, the historical museum, the Renaissance castle of the Bellver rising above Palma. Lunch and dinner in local taverns. 16 January, Thursday. Excursion by bus to the northern part of the Western Mountain: the Formentor peninsula and lighthouse, the Roman amphitheater, medieval city and hermit chapel of the coastal Pollença, the national park of Albufera, the prehis ...
Hola, amigos. Ferdinando has kindly sent a .pdf version of Robert Graves' The Greek Myths. FB has not accepted it for attachment to this post, but I can load it to your computer or USB at astrology class.
The Triple Goddess is the subject of much of the writing of Robert Graves, and has been adopted by many neopagans as one of their primary deities. The term Triple Goddess is infrequently used outside of Neopaganism to instead refer to historical goddess triads and single goddesses of three forms or aspects. In common Neopagan usage the three female figures are frequently described as the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone, each of which symbolizes both a separate stage in the female life cycle and a phase of the moon, and often rules one of the realms of earth, underworld, and the heavens. These may or may not be perceived as aspects of a greater single divinity. The feminine part of Wicca's duotheistic theological system is sometimes portrayed as a Triple Goddess, her masculine counterpart being the Horned God. Modern neo-pagan conceptions of the Triple Goddess have been heavily influenced by the prominent early and middle 20th-century poet, novelist and mythographer Robert Graves who regarded the Triple ...
ok here is my list Susan Rees(had to think about it). Before you slog through the list Amy Gutman and Bob Ickes, I will tell you nothing by Jackie Susann is on it. 1. A la Recherché du Temps Perdu, Marcel Proust 2. My Heart Is Broken, Mavis Gallant 3. I, Claudius, Robert Graves 4. The Beggar Maid (I read the Canadian edition, called "Who Do You Think You Are?") Alice Munro 5. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert 6. Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire 7. The Making of the English Working Class, E.P. Thompson 8. Essays, George Orwell 9. The Slow Train To Milan, Lisa St. Aubin de Teran What an really eccentric list. This explains a lot. I think we need to start a game where we do a list of albums that had an impact. Jim Shapiro you go first!
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  1. 1984 by George Orwell   2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger  4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller  9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov  10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  12. Animal Farm by George Orwell  13. Lord of the Flies by William Golding  14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck  15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy  16. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling  17. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  18. Ulysses by James Joyce  19. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte  20. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas  21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck  22. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens  23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens  24. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez  25. The Adventures of Huckleberr ...
THE GODDESS HECATE ~LL~ The Goddess Hecate is a Triple Goddess in that She rules the Heavens, Earth and the Underworld. During the times of Hecate, there really was no such thing as a Crone. Dark Goddess yes. Crone, no. If you look at images of any Goddesses, they are never depicted as old. Dark Goddesses in ancient times did not mean old but merely an aspect of what they represented. The phrase "Mother, Maiden, and Crone (Triple Goddess) is a neopagan concept and most particularly Wiccan. The first time this phrase was brought forth was through Robert Graves in his book White Goddess.. He claimed there was a triad of Goddesses as such, but his theory has bee discredited due to lack of primary sources and poor research. Maiden, Mother and Crone sounds very poetic but that is all that is was and is. For proof, one can merely look at ancient plaques and/or paintings on ancient walls or even statues which never depicted an elderly woman. However, to Neopagans, as a Triple Goddess, Hecate repr ...
A House for Mr Biswas Naipaul Fire from Heaven Mary Renault One Hundred Years of Solitude Marquez Heroes and Villains Angela Carter Travels with my Aunt Graham Greene The Comforters Muriel Spark How to be Topp: A Guide to Sukcess for Tiny Pupils, Including All There is to Kno about Space Geoffrey Willans Goodbye to All That Robert Graves The Emperor Ryszard Kapuscinski West India Scenery Richard Bridgens
Brad Lapin, the ten books that have stayed with me, keeping within the world of fiction and in no particular order: 1. The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate, Don't Tell Alfred, by Nancy Mitford 2. The Lucia novels by E.F. Benson (like you, Brad!) 3. The Greek Myths, by Edgar and Ingri Parin d'Aulaire 4. Maia, by Richard Adams 5. Feersum Endjinn, by Iain M. Banks 6. I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith 7. the King Arthur novels, by Mary Stewart 8. I, Claudius and Claudius the God, by Robert Graves 9. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt 10. Lord Valentine's Castle, by Robert Silverberg
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It’s hard to list ‘ten most influential books’ as they seem to change for me, but the following were very influential to me, and much loved: 1. Tao Te Ching 2. The Brothers Karamazov 3. War and Peace 4. Collected Works of Edgar Allen Poe 5. The Imitation of Christ 6. The Tibetan Book of the Dead 7. The Dhammapeda 8. Collected Works of Chuang Tsu 9. The Book of Secrets, Osho 10. The White Goddess, Robert Graves
Ten books that I rate as special: Sword of Honour - Evelyn Waugh (a trilogy that you have to read as one) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham The Magus - John Fowles Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons Old Mother West Wind - Thornton Burgess Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand Blackberry Wine - Joanne Harris I Claudius/Claudius the God - Robert Graves (Two books, but one story) Pears Cyclopedia
The only thing that's important to me is that people see that all of your claims are bogus. That when pressed for evidence to substantiate your claims that you all turn and pivot, to personal attacks and name calling as a way to cover up your lies, dis-information and unsubstantiated claims. Its important that the people see that while you're constantly trying to say that those who follow Christ have a European religion, you yourself follow a bunch of philosophies that have their beginnings and origin with nothing but Europeans. I want my people to know that they were told the wrong things by these men. I'm not against it if that's what they want to believe. But, its not "Afro-centric" by any means or stretch of the imagination and they need to stop painting it as such. Why lie about the nature of what you believe? If it aint African then that's cool! But don't sit there and attack people for being a part of what they call a "white mans religion" and then when you look at where their beliefs comes from al ...
I'm watching a movie, came out a couple years ago, titled "Thor." It appears to be for youngsters, the graphics are great and it makes me curious about Norse mythology. When I was a youngster I had a Robert Graves book titled "Greek Gods and Heroes," and I wonder if there's a similar sort of book about ancient Norse beliefs? I think it's interesting that the Thunder God Thor is depicted as stronger than his brother Loki, the God of Mischief or Misbehavior or whatever it is.
We are caught in a rare moment- ian matthews ' hit and run' is playing. Circa '78 . Trace, the perfect enigma not never hardly ever- this Robert Graves is the only poem committed to memory, and will remain unspoken. Thought you missed my msg but 6 wks on a single kiss sent. Today i feel the luckiest saddest man alive. Love to Sue, Michelle- and Steve. Condolences out to All- many close friends- i guess the loss is equal to the love .
Just as Yule marks the death of the Holly King, it also marks the birth of the Oak King, also known as the Lord of Summer. Robert Graves suggests in his book The White Goddess that two mythical figures, known as the Holly King and the Oak King, represent the two haves of the year. They perpetually strive for superiority with the Holly King being victorious over the Oak King at midwinter and the Oak King winning in midsummer. The Holly King and the Oak King can be seen as personifications of Light and Darkness. This must not be confused with concepts of good and evil, for both Light and Dark are needed for the growth of crops.
Robert Graves (1895-1985) was one of the greatest poets and polymaths of the twentieth century whose long life matched the intensity of his imaginative output. From his distinguished exploits in the First World War, described in his memoir Goodbye to All That, to his dramatic relationships with women, most notably the American poet and essayist Laura Riding, his life was one of extremes. He was a man who took huge...
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Today's meme seems to be: List ten books that mean a great deal to you. Here goes: The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by AC Doyle, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Ghost Story by Peter Straub, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Moon of Three Rings by Andre Norton, The Persian Boy by Mary Renault, I Claudius by Robert Graves.
Don't know how to tag, so here we go in approximate chronological order 1. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. 2. The Sheep Pig by *** King-Smith (not Babe) 3. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) 4. Sunset Song (Lewis Grassic Gibbon. 5. The Rattle Bag (ed Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney) 6. The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) 7. Nights At The Circus (Angela Carter) 8, (Most of) The Manual of Horsemanship (various authors. ) 9. Greek Myths by Robert Graves. 10. The Little Prince by Antoine de St-Exupery. The chronological order got a bit screwed in places, but hey.
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Dobson's Improbable History for December 7 Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor! Also on this day in history, Jesse James robs his first bank (1869), the first TV commercial (1930) and the first instant replay (1963) are broadcast, Apollo 17 is launched (1972), and the RIA sues Napster (1999). It's the birthday of Roebuck partner Richard Sears, author Willa Cather, Donald Duck voice Clarence Nash, belter Gerard Kuiper, actors Eli Wallach and Ted Knight, singer-songwriters Harry Chapin and Tom Waite, linguist Noam Chomsky, actress Ellen Burstyn, and basketball player Larry Bird. RIP to orator Cicero, Bounty picker-upper William Bligh, Suez digger Ferdinand de Lesseps, minimalist Rube Goldberg, mythologist Robert Graves, Jed Clampett balladeer Jerry Scoggins, and M*A*S*H commander Harry Morgan. In India, it's Armed Forces Flag Day, in Colombia it's the Day of the Little Candies, in Guatemala it's Quema del Diablo, and in Iran it's Student Day. It's also International Civil Aviation Day, National Cotton Candy Day ...
Selected Poems by Robert Graves edited by Michael Longley – review via
"Far more than 'one story only' " - Selected Poems of Robert Graves, ed. Michael Longley, reviewed by Fran Brearton
'...fiercest literary censorship this side of the Iron Curtain' - Robert Graves on Irish literary censorship in '50s.
I work for BBC World Service radio. Saw yr interview with Robert Graves. Any contacts for him? Thanx. martin.vennard
Tonight Michael Longley at BU Part of the IRISH VOICES series Tuesday, October 15th at 6 p.m. Katzenberg Center, 3rd Floor, 871 Commonwealth Avenue One of the outstanding elegists and war poets of the last four decades, Michael Longley is also preoccupied with love – that ‘No Man’s Land’, as he calls it, ‘between one human being and another’ – and with the beauty (sometimes savagery) of the natural world. Those themes – as with such predecessors as Robert Graves and Edward Thomas – are entwined throughout his writings. Seamus Heaney calls him “a custodian of griefs and wonders.” Longley’s 1991 Gorse Fires won the Whitbread Poetry Prize. Subsequently, The Weather in Japan (2000) won the Irish Times Literature Prize for Poetry, the Hawthornden Prize, and the T.S. Eliot Prize. Longley’s recent publications include Snow Water (2004), Collected Poems (2006) and A Hundred Doors (2011). In 2001 Longley was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He is a fellow of the Royal Society ...
I do not remember ordering a copy of SEVEN DAYS IN NEW CRETE by Robert Graves. Neither does my Amazon account. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE HERE?
If I keep texting you all day and don't get bored then you're doing something right,try in money, either, ~ Robert Graves
"There is no such thing as good writing. Only good rewriting." – Robert Graves
Lees allemaal Goodbeye to all that van Robert Graves. Haunting.
Robert Graves, c.1914, aged 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves in fact lived to the age of 90
Some doctors believe that impotence could be considered an early warnitry in money, either -- Robert Graves
It's amazing to be able to read Julius Caesar's actual words and not some translation by the omniscient Robert Graves.
Each day we must strive for constant and never ending improvement, - Anthony Robbinstry in money, either, ~ Robert Graves
"There is one story and one story only.."▶ Robert Graves reads To Juan at the Winter Solstice - YouTube
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Robert Graves. Personal memoir of a British officer.
Jane Austen’s A pain in my head. Robert Graves made me wish I was dead. Ted Hughes, I refuse but . Lascelles Abercrombie, a poet, a zombie...
Eyewitness report of Robert Graves from Dec 7th
Today is National Poetry Day. here is one of my favorites. The Portrait by Robert Graves
It's very easy to hurt someone and then say, 'sorry,' But it's very ditry in money, either -- Robert Graves
A man named Robert Graves once said that "There is no money in poetry, but there is no poetry in money, either".
Good opening session from Robert Graves, 89% of delegates feel compensation nonsense still a key issue with HMRC
So a Chinese bloke is in talks to rebuild Crystal Palace. Remind me not to go inside if it happens.
CANNIBAL QUEERISM?" Yes, oddl the 'back stor'y' is carried in almost ALL religious lore. What ROBERT GRAVES 'wanted' to explain...but...aw!
Launch of the Selected Poems of Robert Graves (about to start.
Our predicament is technological maturity linked with emotional immaturity. (Robert Graves, The Case for Xanthippe)
This Lunchtime: 'I know no country like it' Robert Graves, the Great War and Wales.
Read an excerpt from the edition of Robert Graves’ THE WHITE GODDESS: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
My feet have borne me here; out of weary wheel, the circling years; to that still, spokeless wheel: Persephone -Robert Graves
Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography: In this autobiography, first published in 1929, poet Robert Graves tra...
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Graves' Disease Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease characterized by a metabolic imbalance resulting from overproduction of thyroid hormones (thyrotoxicosis). Description It is named after Robert Graves, the 19th century Irish physician who first discovered the condition. In Graves' disease, the thyroid gland in the neck is diffusely enlarged and hyperactive, producing excessive thyroid hormones. Graves' disease can have an effect on many parts of the body such as the nervous system, eyes, skin, hair/nails, lungs, digestive system, muscles/bones and reproductive system. Causes Graves' disease is eight times more common in women than in men, occurs most frequently between the ages of 20 and 40 and often arises after an infection or physical or emotional stress. It has a familial tendency. The disease is characterized by the formation of autoantibodies that bind to receptors in thyroid cell membranes and stimulate the gland to hyperfunction. Symptoms Generally, the symptoms of Graves' disease are ident ...
The double meaning of Hestia: gender, spirituality, and signification in antiquity. Women and Language - March 22, 1993 Anna Antonopoulos Word count: 4846. citation details - One cannot determine the center and exhaust totalization because the sign which replaces the center, which supplements it, taking the center's place in its absence--this sign is added, occurs as a surplus, as a supplement. Jacques Derrida "Sign, Structure, and Play" (1978) I. Antiquity's Holy Object: Hestia There is a holy object at Delphi. Inscribed with the name "Mother Earth," it stands eleven and a quarter inches high and measures fifteen inches wide. The size of a charcoal fire, it is the limestone replica of the "heap of glowing charcoal, kept alive by a coming of white ash" that was, in the words of mythographer Robert Graves, the "archaic aniconic image of the Great White Goddess, in use throughout the Eastern Mediterranean" (Graves 1957, 75). Said to mark the center of the world, this holy object, protruding from the surface ...
yep very true. I'm going to different types of parties now!
that's cos ur down with the kids... The lil kids lol!
I've not even heard of it. How out of touch am I?
Going to see 2 Guns at Odeon Beckenham later. Anyone want to join us?
What a Q3! Here is how things finished at Spa
I'm gonna take a punt on getting a podium 2mo. Cars improving and he's under pressure for 2014 seat at McLaren
Gd result by & qualifying behind the Mercs and Red Bulls
Love watching drivers trying to keep the car, on slicks, pointing in the right direction on a slightly damp track
Why do Pirelli supply a directional intermediate tyre rather than a asymmetric?
Hammering it down atm. Should make qualy a lake if this makes it over in a few hours.
'To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession', Robert Graves Paintings by Abdul Mati Klarwein rt
Did I say to you, after your Robert Graves recommendation, I watched all of I Claudius on YouTube in one sitting!
amazing! Congratulations on willing the J Robert Graves Award!
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I think that's more his later interpreters. Like Robert Graves. :)
He was a bum poet, of course, being a bum person. Said Robert Graves of D. H. Lawrence.
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The Naked and the Nude by Robert Graves is the best poem I've ever read. Thanks Mr. Olsen ...
I want a single gesture to close the currently playing video, not two at opposite ends of the screen
I like the new iOS app icon. Was always loosing the old one, can't miss the new one.
Y do u have to minimise a video in the app before u can close?? Thought it might be iOS, but back button in android minimises too.
hmmph! Just for clarification I was sorting something out to do with the house!
where's the rolling eyes emoticon when I need it!
you really could have stopped after "Robert Graves". We all know what up.
Seven Days in New Crete is a bit weird; Robert Graves had a really twisted idea of Minoan culture, of humanity, &of boundaries of propriety
Watching The Social Network, on film4, how have I never watched this before?
Why when u say u don't want to get involved in something do u always land up involved?!
"There is one story and one story only. That will prove worth your telling,. Whether are learned bard or gifted child;". Robert Graves
The poet Robert Graves was spot on when he wrote about the delight of the 'quiet of an English wood'. Few more peaceful places on the planet
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Yes. Robert Graves talks about Lawrence in 'Goodbye To All That'. Meeting him in Oxford after WW1.
yeah it is... robs gonna view it again tomorrow. Ask the questions we didn't on fri!
yeah you can get there on the bus :) - you can visit Robert graves house too x
“James Parkinson. George Huntington. Robert Graves. John Down. Now this Lou Gehrig fellow of mine. How did me...
i havent read many books yet bc i took a mythology class for a year in 2008 BUT the Greek Myths by robert graves is
"I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus..am now about to write the strange history of my life" I, Claudius. Robert Graves
was hoping to catch up before I left but it's been manic. Off to Canada for a couple of weeks. Full debrief upon return mate.
Funny isn't it? Just about to have a few of those myself I think. Good for the soul.
The lead right now for my sons name has got to be Robert graves III (rg3 for short) despite the fact that there is no first or second
Had a few days disconnected from the internet and phone signal, surprisingly pleasant.
finished The Twelve Caesars (Penguin Classics) by Suetonius and Robert Graves and gave it 5 stars
Can anyone tell me if there is a Welsh language translation of Robert Graves The White Goddess. If not, let's make one!
" . . . 'Let Cupid smile and the fiend must flee, hey and hither, my lad'" . (End of the poem 'Love and Black Magic', by ROBERT GRAVES).
Yes, although not that often. I enjoy Ben Kane's Roman novels and loved I, Claudius by Robert Graves.
Robert Graves list of poems for his book "Over the Grazier". February 1917. Via
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I'm almost certain that this is a riff on a Robert Graves line about Shakespeare.
In praise of Robert Graves: The Economist | The poetry of Robert Graves: After the (cont)
feel like I should give Robert Graves another go. I associate reading I, Claudius with a date where I got stood up in second year.
Robert Graves reads 'To Juan at the winter solstice' ( )
:D Good answer! You gave a troubling non-Derek Jacobi / Robert Graves view of Claudius last night, too.
My grandson Caleb just made my day!I text him when I came from church to ask if he had gotten back to Fort Carson.He text back he had just gotten back.I will be so glad when we can see him.It has been over a year.He will be deployed soon.Bro. Robert Graves son Matt is there at the same place and also will be deploying at the same time and place.
107 books based on 171 votes: Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn, Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran, I, Claudius by Robert Graves, The First Man in Rome...
Ladies and gentlemen, Robert Graves hates Justin Timberlake! Hey Robert, how long have you hated everything that is good and holy in this world like I don't know, Girl Scout Cookies?
I could have been watching 'Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses' on BBC4. It's a nice lead-in to double episodes of 'Parks & Recreation' (who recommended that to me - was it you, Karen Murphy? Good call and not just because it has the marvellously talented Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones). But, as my noggin is not well, I skipped it as they covered Livia and Messalina in the first two weeks and they're the two I was interested in (you can blame Robert Graves for that). Anyhoo, I caught ten minutes of 'The Apprentice' on BBC1. I haven't seen it since episode 1 so perhaps some of the, er, contestants have proved to be likeable. Probably not. I see the oddballs are still there, competing for Team Stupendous and Team Wowsa. Or whatever. Weird Eyebrows Vampire Welshman, Old Guy, Unhealthily Skinny Blonde, Barbie Woman and Gary Barlow on one team; Made In Chelsea, Made In A Lab, Leopard Print Woman, Mr Bland But Overcompensating and Mr Taxidermist on the other. I'm sure they have names. Amazingly better names like ...
"As an elixir of wisdom and an intellectual Yoga, Sufism has been known, cherished and even practised in the West since time immemorial. It is hard to find a single great Western poet or thinker who has not been inspired by Sufism. Dr Johnson loved Sufi Oneness and pantheism; Voltaire in Candid saw Sufi philosophy as an antidote to the religious extremism of his time. Goethe loved Sufi poetry, Richard Burton and Robert Graves were keen on practicing Sufism. Sufism was cherished by Australia's greatest poet professor Alec Derwent Hope. Hegel draws on Sufi thought in his works. Danish fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen was brought news of Sufi musicians and dancers - known as “Whirling Dervishes” - to Europe (Azari, 2011). cc syekh Moh Yasir Alimi
Had a phenomenal time yesterday. Gotta give props to John Taylor, Robert Graves, Chris Andersen, Derek Raufeisen, and Justin Uppal for making the trip so much fun. You guys are the best! Slops: Phillip Green for not going.
I recently went through my library in search of materials useful to folks doing research on the Goddess Freya. The two most relevant ones I was able to locate are Freyja – the Great Goddess of the North by Britt-Mari Näsström (Lund: Novapress, 1995) and Roles of the Northern Goddess by Hilda (Roderick) Ellis Davidson (New York and London: Routledge, 1998). I found both books to be well-researched and full of fascinating and detailed information. However, the Heathen reader will have to get past some of the terminology used in order to benefit from these books. By this I specifically mean the repeated use of such terms as “the Great Goddess” and “the Northern Goddess.” (The italics are mine in both cases). I do not believe that their use is meant to be taken in the ultimately non-polytheistic sense in which Robert Graves or Wiccans might use them. Nevertheless, I found their use to be somewhat annoying. Freyja – the Great Goddess of the North begins with a detailed listing of the source ...
"Lost Love" refers to the poem of the same name by the English poet Robert Graves. The poem describes a person so distraught by lost love that he enters a state of hyperawareness..."His eyes are quickened so by grief, he can watch a grass or leaf every instant grow." He can hear "A noise so slight i...
if you're into poetry and WWI, read Wilfred Owen, ee cummings, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves. Excellent stuff.
Library visit today, got 'The Greek Myths' by Robert Graves to swat up & 'Labyrinth' by Kat Richardson :-)
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forToday: the poet Robert Graves' immortal words - "One smile relieves/A heart that grieves" So throw that love around people!
All (re)views are valid. You may find Robert Graves's The Persian Version of interest.
their CV. I truly hope this doesn't become standard in future. (2/2)
Gonna delve into the debate here and say yes bbc should play it if gets to no.1 and no i don't agree with it at all!
My profiles of Marguerite Yourcenar's "Memoirs of Hadrian" and Robert Graves's "I, Claudius" can now be viewed at
The Philatelist Royal/Was always too loyal/To say what he of Philately. Robert Graves
Seb Vettel. 'I respect Mark as a driver but he's never helped me out to be honest'. Suggests Malaysia was payback for previous events
The red bull battle has picked up where it left off 3 weeks ago
Robert Graves is a good place to start:
Gd result from nowtv, getting refund 4 Malaysian gp skysports day pass & now have 6 more day passes foc. 16 of 19 races live free
i got a email saying exactly that and also that any1 that has EVER bought a skysports day pass is getting refunded. We shall see!
I remember this I used to have it when I read the books by Robert Graves. Its name is
Been thro every accent colour and gone back to were i started, teal...
argument for not allowing hard shoulder running in non illuminated areas. Hope when its managed the system reacts fast enuf
Apologies Robert. We have no date on this. You still have access to Live TV on many other devices. Hope this helps!
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MT My dad was evacuated to Robert Graves (German) mum’s house during the war. More at:
A famous autobiographical account of life as a young soldier in the first World War trenches. Robert Graves...
More precisely, a "sex and death" festival. cf. Robert Graves or Sigmund Freud.
Yes, indeed! Robert Graves borrowed extensively from Suetonius. Best portray of Caesar and Antony was in "Cleopatra"
Received Bernard Shaw and Robert Graves books as gifts today. Some people pick the best gifts. :D
The funniest thing about language is how the meaning of words change. Like "Have a *** old time" means something completely different then it did 60 years ago. But my favorite one comes from "Greek Myths" by Robert Graves. In the section the Trojan War he says the Queen of Troy dreamed she gave birth to "a fiery *** .
    Here we find Demeter as Hag searching for The Kore, The Soul, Persephone her daughter portrayed in the church as St Germaine because the catholic church stole everything from the Irish church... St Germaine carry's the flowers that Persephone is out collecting when abducted by Hades and taken to the underworld of darkness, which are these days we live in...Demeter has three aspects as Triple Goddess, Maiden, Mother and Hag, notice the MM of Maiden Mother, Mary Magdalene...Now the Goddess in her triple aspect her male consort is the Horned God, Pan...The other triad of the Triple Goddess as explained by Robert Graves in the White Goddess are " Kore, Persephone and Hecate," Demeter being a name combining all three.       Now why would Demeter as Hag be hidden like this??? Maybe the Bible holds a clue, well it is a church...We find Hag-Ar, Ar in Irish is Our, so we find Our Hag, there is only one institution on this planet that had anything to gain by dividing and conquering, that is the catholic ch ...
Today's Science Fiction author highlight is on Fritz Leiber, writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror, poetry and plays. He, with Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, is considered one of the fathers of Sword and Sorcery, according to Wikipedia. Fritz Leiber was born in 1910 and died in 1992. His parents were actors and he often toured with them. His first published story appeared in Unknown Magazine in 1939. He also appeared in films, two with his father Fritz Leiber Sr. and in the film noir classic "the Web" and the cult horror film "Equinox". But is his writing that interests me. He was very influenced by H.P. Lovecraft (his Cthulhu stories) and Robert Graves early on and later by Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" . He even received a letter of encouragement from Lovecraft. Leiber is also considered a forerunner of the modern urban horror story, with Ramsey Campbell saying Leiber was his greatest influence. Over the years, Leiber has won Nebula and Hugo awar ...
Photo by Karsh Robert Frost Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, though he never earned a formal degree. Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel. His first professional poem, "My Butterfly," was published on November 8, 1894, in the New York newspaper The Independent. In 1895, Frost married Elinor Miriam White, who became a major inspiration in his poetry until her death in 1938. The couple moved to England in 1912, after their New Hampshire farm failed, and it was abroad that Frost met and was influenced by such contemporary British poets as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and Robert Graves. While in England, Frost also established a friendship with the poet Ezra Pound, who ...
Uploaded by Rich at the blog for 60s-70s heavy obscurities. Robert Graves (guitar/lead vocals) and brothers George (drums) a...
By Jason Dempsey Best Defense office of the literature of combat. Foreign Policy website. As we approach the end of our time in Afghanistan it would serve us well to reflect on the poets of World War I, not only for their messages but for what we have lost with the absence of an art form that was so well-suited to provide a window into war. On the question of who writes of war and how is it portrayed, World War I was unique for two main reasons: 1) almost everyone fought, including those who saw themselves as artists first and soldiers second, and 2) poetry was a widespread vehicle for artistic outlet and social commentary, not yet pushed aside by radio, movies, and television. The result of that ubiquity of poetry as an artistic medium, along with the ease with which one could write it, even in a combat zone, is that we are inundated with art from the Great War that was created by those who experienced it. From Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and Robert Graves, we get a tactile feel for the war paired w ...
"If someone wrote the perfect love poem the world would end". Carol Ann Duffy quoting Robert Graves just now on Lovely series.
As the most coveted literary award in the world, who should win the Nobel Prize in Literature is often the subject of heated debate. Czech writer Karel Capek was denied the prize in the 1930s because his anti-fascist writing offended the Nazi German government. Conversely, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges was allegedly denied the prize in the 1970s due to his support for the far-right South American governments of the time. In an attempt to avoid controversy, the nominations and discussions over who should be awarded the prize are kept a close secret for 50 years. However, this strategy seems merely to delay debate rather than avoid it. In January the world learnt that in 1962, the year American author John Steinbeck won, Karen Blixen, Robert Graves and Lawrence Durrell were also nominated. This has restarted the debate which raged at the time as to whether Steinbeck was worthy of the prize at all. The New York Times were shocked that a writer of ‘limited talent’ prone to ‘tenth-rate philosophizin ...
Cad Goddeu (Welsh: The Battle of the Trees) This is a sixth-century Welsh poem from the book The Romance of Taliesin. It tells the story of a battle fought between Gwydion and Bran. Gwydion won the battle by making the trees of the forest come to animated life and fight for him (hence the name). The battle originated when Amaethon stole a dog, a lapwing, and a roebuck from Arawn, the god of the Underworld (called Annwn). Robert Graves, who speculated that Bran and Arawn were names for the same Underworld god, wrote that the battle was probably not meant as a physical one but rather a struggle of wits and scholarship. Gwydion's forces could only be defeated if the name of his companion, Lady Achren was guessed (her name meant "Trees"), and Arawn's host could only be defeated if Bran's name were guessed (which Gwydion did). The trees who fought in the battle were also part of the Druidic alphabet known as Ogham, where each sound is represented by a pattern of notches and a particular tree. Each tree had a m ...
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