Poems Selected by Himself

Poems Selected by Himself Since these poems written at the fairly constant rate of four or five a year since are offered to a public considerably larger than they reached in hard cover form I have omitted the baffling

  • Title: Poems Selected by Himself
  • Author: Robert Graves
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  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since these poems, written at the fairly constant rate of four or five a year since 1914, are offered to a public considerably larger than they reached in hard cover form, I have omitted the baffling or shocking ones The order is roughly chronological.Messrs Cassell kindly allow me to make this selection from four volumes, all still available, where the remainder ofSince these poems, written at the fairly constant rate of four or five a year since 1914, are offered to a public considerably larger than they reached in hard cover form, I have omitted the baffling or shocking ones The order is roughly chronological.Messrs Cassell kindly allow me to make this selection from four volumes, all still available, where the remainder of my work appear Poems, 1914 1947 Poems and Satires, 1951 Poems, 1953 The Crowning PrivilegeRobert Graves from the Foreword

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    1. I’d like to like Graves’s poems: his surefooted defiance of Modernist convention is the kind of sacred cowtipping that usually shows better over time. Graves was badly off in his gamble though. Certain free verse was a fad, and the Pound/Stein school would go the way of cocktails and the Charleston, he willfully closed himself off from the main creative seam of 20th-century poetics, building his own house on flat metrical sand. Despite its intellectual intensities, Graves’s poems straitjac [...]

    2. I was repeatedly delighted with the poems that Graves selected for this rather large collection. Containing 236 poems (by my count), this is definitely the book to pick for a comprehensive selection of Graves' poetry. As per the poems themselves, they cover things like love, loneliness, the clash between rural and urban life, and Graves take on mythological and occult topics. Graves covers all of these with aplomb and a sensibility that I found easy to relate to despite the poems' age. No doubt [...]

    3. Graves has long been admired as a poet. He rejected the Modernist traditions of his time, and reverted to classical styles. That his style is derivative, in my opinion, should not be held against him. His skill is undeniable. Unfortunately for me, most of Graves’s poems are just not memorable. I can appreciate Graves with cold detachment. This might say more about me than Graves, but there you have it.Occasionally, there are poems that I consider outstanding. My two favorite follow below. This [...]

    4. As much as I appreciate Robert Graves, I found a good deal of his poetry difficult to access. His meters were confusing and many poems took several readings to figure them out. He used the classics, mythology, and Celtic stories to great advantage but I was appalled by the allusions he made that were not readily available in my own inward arsenal. Subsequent readings are called for. I felt his emotional, if I can stretch that word to describe Graves intimate works, were the most freed-up work he [...]

    5. There is no heart to this poetry. It's either rather silly (possibly parodic, but of what is long since lost) or incomprehensible. I'd previously read some of his poems written in the Great War, which were excellent, but apparently he didn't want to be seen as a War Poet which is presumably why none appear in this self-chosen anthology. On this showing, he will not be among the remembered poets of the twentieth century.

    6. I didn't find any heart in this collection. Some of the poems I thought were rather silly, maybe they were intended as pastiche, but if so the sources are lost on me. And many of them I found simply incomprehensible. I had read some of his Great War poetry, which I loved, but apparently he didn't want to be thought of as a War Poet, which is maybe why they don't appear in this self-selected anthology. Sadly, on this showing, he won't be remembered in the forefront of twentieth century poetry.

    7. Some of these poems are stunning, but some hardly keep my attention. I always have to convince myself of why I kept this book all along and end up saving it for poems like On Rising Early, Turn of the Moon and Leaving the Rest Unsaid - which has one of my favourite lines of poetry ever:But no, I will not lay me downTo let your tearful music marThe decent mystery of my progress.

    8. I feel that Robert Graves is more suited to a form where he may express himself with mire leisure. While I enjoy when he deploys metre for the sake of narrative (like The Anger of Achilles), left to his own devices he seems aimless. Nonetheless this is an interesting and well-curated collection of his poems.

    9. I forgot how much I loved Graves' poetry when I was a teenager:''But we have speech, to chill the angry day. And speech, to dull the rose's cruel scent.we spell away the overhanging nightwe spell away the soldiers and the fright.'

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